Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

tism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the  laying on of the hands, when eight years old,  the sin be upon the head of the parents, for  this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zi on, or in any of their stakes which are organ ized: and their children shall be baptized for  the remission of their sins when eight years  old, and receive the laying on of the hands:  and they shall also teach their children to pray,  and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And  the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the  Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabi tants of Zion, also, shall remember their la bors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor,  in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in  remembrance before the Lord. Now I the  Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants  of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and  their children are also growing up in wicked ness: They also seek not earnestly the riches  of eternity, but their eyes are full of greedi ness. These things ought not to be, and must  be done away from among them: wherefore  let my servant Oliver Cowdery, carry these  sayings unto the land of Zion. And a com mandment I give unto them, that he that ob serveth not his prayers before the Lord in the  season thereof, let him be had in remembrance  before the judge of my people. These sayings  are true and faithful: wherefore transgress  them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I  am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly:—  Amen. [p. 217]
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.