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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

for the same are overcome of the world: wherefore, let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand: let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with another face to face: now when a man reasoneth, he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I, the Lord, reason with you that you may understand: wherefore I, the Lord, asketh you this question, unto what were ye ordained? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then received ye spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to be of God, and in this are ye justified? Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be merciful unto you: he that is weak among you hereafter shall be made strong.
5 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? and if it be by some other way, it be not of God. And again, he that receiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? if it be some other way, it be not of God: therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know that he that receiveth the word by the spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by the spirit of truth? [p. 191]
for the same are overcome of the world:  wherefore, let every man beware lest he do  that which is not in truth and righteousness  before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the  Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us  reason together, that ye may understand: let  us reason even as a man reasoneth one with  another face to face: now when a man rea soneth, he is understood of man, because he  reasoneth as a man; even so will I, the Lord,  reason with you that you may understand:  wherefore I, the Lord, asketh you this question,  unto what were ye ordained? To preach my  gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which  was sent forth to teach the truth; and then re ceived ye spirits which ye could not under stand, and received them to be of God, and in  this are ye justified? Behold ye shall answer  this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be  merciful unto you: he that is weak among you  hereafter shall be made strong.
5 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained  of me and sent forth to preach the word of  truth by the Comforter, in the spirit of truth,  doth he preach it by the spirit of truth, or  some other way? and if it be by some other  way, it be not of God. And again, he that re ceiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it  by the spirit of truth, or some other way? if it  be some other way, it be not of God: therefore,  why is it that ye cannot understand and  know that he that receiveth the word by the  spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by  the spirit of truth? [p. 191]
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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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