Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

heart, up to the land of Zion: for I the Lord  requireth the hearts of the children of men.
5 Behold now it is called to-day, (until the  coming of the Son of man) and verily it is a  day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of  my people; for he that is tithed shall not be  burned (at his coming;) for after to-day com eth the burning: this is speaking after the  manner of the Lord; for verily I say, to-mor row all the proud and they that do wickedly  shall be as stubble: and I will burn them up,  for I am the Lord of hosts; and I will not spare  any that remaineth in Babylon. Wherefore,  if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called  to-day. And it is not meet that my servants,  Newel K. Whitney and Sidney Gilbert should  sell their store, and their possessions here, for  this is not wisdom until the residue of the  church, which remaineth in this place, shall  go up unto the land of Zion.
6 Behold it is said in my laws, or forbid den, to get in debt to thine enemies; but be hold it is not said at any time, that the Lord  should not take when he please, and pay as  seemeth him good: wherefore as ye are agents,  and ye are on the Lord’s errand; and what ever ye do according to the will of the Lord,  is the Lord’s business, and he hath set you to  provide for his saints in these last days, that  they may obtain an inheritance in the land of  Zion; and behold I the Lord declare unto you,  and my words are sure and shall not fail, that  they shall obtain it; but all things must come  to pass in their time; wherefore be not weary  in well doing, for ye are laying the foundation [p. 212]
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.