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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

gift until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I will grant unto you no other gift until it is finished.
2 Verily I say unto you, that wo shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words: for hereafter you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver my words unto the children of men. Behold if they will not believe my words, they would not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were possible that you could show them all these things which I have committed unto you. O this unbelieving and stiffnecked generation, mine anger is kindled against them.
3 Behold verily, I say unto you, I have reserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations; but this generation shall have my word through you; and in addition to your testimony the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things: and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you; yea, they shall know of a surety that these things are true: for from heaven will I declare it unto them; I will give them power that they may behold and view these things as they are; and to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony, among this generation, in this, the beginning of the rising up, and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness: clear as the moon and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with [p. 233]
gift until my purpose is fulfilled in this; for I  will grant unto you no other gift until it is fin ished.
2 Verily I say unto you, that wo shall come  unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will  not hearken unto my words: for hereafter  you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver  my words unto the children of men. Behold  if they will not believe my words, they would  not believe you, my servant Joseph, if it were  possible that you could show them all these  things which I have committed unto you. O  this unbelieving and stiffnecked generation,  mine anger is kindled against them.
3 Behold verily, I say unto you, I have re served those things which I have entrusted  unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise pur pose in me, and it shall be made known unto  future generations; but this generation shall  have my word through you; and in addition to  your testimony the testimony of three of my  servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto  whom I will show these things: and they shall  go forth with my words that are given through  you; yea, they shall know of a surety that  these things are true: for from heaven will I  declare it unto them; I will give them power  that they may behold and view these things  as they are; and to none else will I grant this  power, to receive this same testimony, among  this generation, in this, the beginning of the  rising up, and the coming forth of my church  out of the wilderness: clear as the moon and  fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with [p. 233]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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.

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