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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

before the world. And if thy brother or sister offend many, he or she shall be chastened before many. And if any one offend openly, he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or she may be ashamed. And if he or she confess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto the law of God. If any shall offend in secret, he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he or she may have opportunity to confess in secret to him or her whom he or she has offended, and to God, that the church may not speak reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give an ear to the words which I shall speak unto you: for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of [p. 175]
before the world. And if thy brother or sister  offend many, he or she shall be chastened be fore many. And if any one offend openly,  he or she shall be rebuked openly, that he or  she may be ashamed. And if he or she con fess not, he or she shall be delivered up unto  the law of God. If any shall offend in secret,  he or she shall be rebuked in secret, that he  or she may have opportunity to confess in se cret to him or her whom he or she has offen ded, and to God, that the church may not speak  reproachfully of him or her. And thus shall  ye conduct in all things.
 

Section 14 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

SECTION XIV.
 
A Revelation given February, 1831.
 
1 O hearken, ye elders of my church, and  give an ear to the words which I shall speak  unto you: for behold, verily, verily I say un to you, that ye have received a command ment for a law unto my church, through him  whom I have appointed unto you, to receive  commandments and revelations from my hand.  And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is  none other appointed unto you to receive com mandments and revelations until he be taken,  if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that  none else shall be appointed unto this gift ex cept it be through him, for if it be taken from  him he shall not have power, except to appoint  another in his stead: and this shall be a law  unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of [p. 175]
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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.

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