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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall be answered with a blessing upon their  heads. Wherefore lift up thy heart and re joice, and cleave unto the covenants which  thou hast made.
4 Continue in the spirit of meekness, and  beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy  husband, and the glory which shall come upon  him. Keep my commandments continually,  and a crown of righteousness thou shalt re ceive. And except thou do this, where I am  you cannot come. And verily, verily I say  unto you, that this is my voice unto all: Amen.
 

Revelation, July 1830–B [D&C 26]

SECTION XLIX.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. Oliver Cow dery and John Whitmer, given July, 1830.
 
1 Behold, I say unto you, that you shall let  your time be devoted to the studying of the  Scriptures, and to preaching, and to confirm ing the church at Colesville; and to performing  your labors on the land, such as is required,  until after you shall go to the west, to hold the  next conference; and then it shall be made  known what you shall do. And all things  shall be done by common consent in the church,  by much prayer and faith; for all things you  shall receive by faith: Amen. [p. 269]
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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, 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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