43990396

Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

10 Behold they have only got a part, or an abridgment of the account of Nephi. Behold there are many things engraven on the plates of Nephi, which do throw greater views upon my gospel: therefore, it is wisdom in me, that you should translate this first part of the engravings of Nephi, and send forth in this work. And behold, all the remainder of this work, does contain all those parts of my gospel which my holy prophets; yea, and also my disciples desired in their prayers, should come forth unto this people. And I said unto them, that it should be granted unto them according to their faith in their prayers; yea, and this was their faith, that my gospel which I gave unto them, that they might preach in their days, might come unto their brethren, the Lamanites, and also, all that had become Lamanites, because of their dissensions.
11 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers were, that this gospel should be made known also, if it were possible that other nations should possess this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever should believe in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal life;—yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may be.
12 And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people.— Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they have received, but to build it up. [p. 245]
10 Behold they have only got a part, or an  abridgment of the account of Nephi. Behold  there are many things engraven on the plates  of Nephi, which do throw greater views upon  my gospel: therefore, it is wisdom in me, that  you should translate this first part of the en gravings of Nephi, and send forth in this work.  And behold, all the remainder of this work,  does contain all those parts of my gospel  which my holy prophets; yea, and also my  disciples desired in their prayers, should come  forth unto this people. And I said unto them,  that it should be granted unto them according  to their faith in their prayers; yea, and this  was their faith, that my gospel which I gave  unto them, that they might preach in their  days, might come unto their brethren, the La manites, and also, all that had become Laman ites, because of their dissensions.
11 Now this is not all, their faith in their  prayers were, that this gospel should be made  known also, if it were possible that other na tions should possess this land; and thus they  did leave a blessing upon this land in their  prayers, that whosoever should believe in this  gospel, in this land, might have eternal life;— yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoev er nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they  may be.
12 And now, behold, according to their  faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of  my gospel to the knowledge of my people.—  Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which  they have received, but to build it up. [p. 245]
PreviousNext
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...

View Full Bio
, 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.

Facts