Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

for this once, for mine own glory, and for the  salvation of souls, I have forgiven you your  sins.
2 I will be merciful unto you, for I have  given unto you the kingdom: and the keys of  the mysteries of the kingdom, shall not be ta ken from my servant Joseph Smith, jr. through  the means I have appointed, while he liveth,  inasmuch as he obeyeth mine ordinances.—  There are those who have sought occasion  against him without cause; nevertheless he  has sinned, but verily I say unto you, I the  Lord forgiveth sins unto those who confess  their sins before me, and ask forgivness, who  have not sinned unto death. My disciples, in  days of old, sought occasion against one anoth er, and forgave not one another in their hearts,  and for this evil they were afflicted, and sore ly chastened: wherefore I say unto you, that  ye ought to forgive one another, for he that  forgiveth not his brother his tresspasses, stan deth condemned before the Lord, for their re maineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord  will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it  is required to forgive all men; and ye ought  to say in your hearts, let God judge between  me and thee, and reward thee according to  thy deeds. And he that repenteth not of his  sins, and confesseth them not, then ye shall  bring him before the church, and do with him  as the Scriptures saith unto you, either by  commandment, or by revelation. And this  ye shall do that God might be glorified, not be cause ye forgive not, having not compassion,  but that ye may be justified in the eyes of the [p. 210]
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.