Doctrine and Covenants, 1844


Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

Revelation given March, 1831.
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, for  verily I say unto you, that these things were  spoken unto you for your profit and learning;  but notwithstanding those things which are  written, it always has been given to the elders  of my church, from the beginning, and ever  shall be, to conduct all meetings as they are  directed and guided by the Holy Spirit: never theless ye are commanded never to cast any  one out from your public meetings, which are  held before the world: ye are also command ed not to cast any one, who belongeth to the  church, out of your sacrament meetings:  nevertheless, if any have trespassed, let him  not partake until he makes reconciliation.
2 And again I say unto you, ye shall not  cast any out of your sacrament meetings, who  is earnestly seeking the kingdom: I speak this  concerning those who are not of the church.
3 And again I say unto you, concerning  your confirmation meetings, that if there be  any that is not of the church, that is earnestly  seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast  them out; but ye are commanded in all things  to ask of God who giveth liberally, and that  which the Spirit testifies unto you, even so I  would that ye should do in all holiness of  heart, walking uprightly before me, consider ing the end of your salvation, doing all things  with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not  be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of [p. 187]
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, 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.