Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

law, that ye may not offend him who is your  Lawgiver.
3 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do  these things. Behold I the Lord was angry  with him who was my servant Ezra Booth:  and also, my servant Isaac Morley; for they  kept not the law, neither the commandments;  they sought evil in their hearts, and I the Lord  withheld my spirit. They condemned for  evil, that thing in which there was no evil;  nevertheless I have forgiven my servant Isaac  Morley. And also my servant Edward Par tridge, behold he hath sinned, and satan seek eth to destroy his soul; but when these things  are made known unto them, they repent of  the evil, and they shall be forgiven.
4 And now verily I say, that it is expedi ent in me that my servant Sidney Gilbert, af ter a few weeks, should return upon his busi ness, and to his agency in the land of Zion;  and that which he hath seen and heard may be  made known unto my disciples, that they per ish not. And for this cause have I spoken  these things. And again, I say unto you, that  my servant Isaac Morley may not be tempted  above that which he is able to bear, and coun sel wrongfully to your hurt, I gave command ment that his farm should be sold. I willeth  not that my servant Frederick G. Williams  should sell his farm, for I the Lord willeth to  retain a strong hold in the land of Kirtland,  for the space of five years, in the which I will  not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may  save some; and after that day, I the Lord will  not hold any guilty, that shall go, with an open [p. 211]
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.