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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall take your journey with your brother Ol iver [Cowdery], for the time has come, that it is expedient  in me, that you shall open your mouth to de clare my gospel: therefore, fear not but give  heed unto the words and advice of your broth er, which he shall give you. And be you af flicted in all his afflictions, ever lifting up your  heart unto me in prayer, and faith, for his and  your deliverance: for I have given unto him  power to build up my church among the La manites: and none have I appointed to be his  councillor, over him, in the church, concern ing church matters, except it is his brother  Joseph Smith, jr. Wherefore give heed unto  these things and be diligent in keeping my com mandments, and you shall be blessed unto eter nal life: Amen.
3 Behold I say unto you, my servant John,  that thou shalt commence from this time forth  to proclaim my gospel, as with the voice of a  trump. And your labor shall be at your  brother Philip Burrough’s, and in that region  round about: yea, wherever you can be heard,  until I command you to go from hence. And  your whole labor shall be in Zion, with all  your soul, from henceforth; yea, you shall  ever open your mouth in my cause not fearing  what man can do, for I am with you: Amen.
 

Revelation, September 1830–F [D&C 31]

SECTION LIII.
 
Revelation to Thomas B. Marsh, given Sep tember, 1830.
 
1 Thomas, my son, blessed are you because [p. 275]
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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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