Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 1 November 1831–A [D&C 68]

Revelation, given November, 1831, to Orson  Hyde, Luke Johnson, Lyman Johnson and  William E. McLellin. The mind and will  of the Lord, as made known by the voice of  the Spirit, to a conference concerning certain  elders; and also certain items, as made  known, in addition to the covenants and com mandments.
1 My servant, Orson Hyde, was called, by  his ordinance, to proclaim the everlasting gos pel, by the Spirit of the living God, from peo ple to people, and from land to land, in the  congregations of the wicked, in their syna gogues, reasoning with, and expounding all  Scriptures unto them: and behold and lo, this  is an ensample unto all those who were or dained unto this priesthood, whose mission is  appointed unto them to go forth: and this is  the ensample unto them, that they shall speak  as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost;  and whatsoever they shall speak when mov ed upon by the Holy Ghost, shall be scrip ture; shall be the will of the Lord; shall be  the mind of the Lord; shall be the word of the  Lord; shall be the voice of the Lord, and the  power of God unto salvation; behold this is  the promise of the Lord unto you, O ye my  servants: wherefore, be of good cheer, and do  not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will  stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me  even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the  living God; that I was; that I am; and that I [p. 214]
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.