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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

of your faith in my work. Behold you have had many afflictions because of your family: nevertheless I will bless you, and your family: yea, your little ones, and the day cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with you in my church.
2 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed; and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation. You shall declare the things which have been revealed to my servant Joseph Smith, jr. You shall begin to preach from this time forth; yea, to reap in the field which is white already to be burned: therefore thrust in your sickle with all your soul; and your sins are forgiven you; and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back, for the laborer is worthy of his hire.— Wherefore your family shall live.
3 Behold, verily, I say unto you, go from them only for a little time, and declare my word, and I will prepare a place for them; yea, I will open the hearts of the people and they will receive you. And I will establish a church by your hand; and you shall strengthen them and prepare them against the time when they shall be gathered. Be patient in afflictions, revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness, and be steadfast.
4 Behold I say unto you, that you shall be a physician to the church, but not unto the world, for they will not receive you. Go your way whithersoever I will, and it shall be given you by the Comforter what you shall do, and whither you shall go. Pray always, lest you enter [p. 276]
of your faith in my work. Behold you have  had many afflictions because of your family:  nevertheless I will bless you, and your family:  yea, your little ones, and the day cometh that  they will believe and know the truth and be  one with you in my church.
2 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour  of your mission is come; and your tongue shall  be loosed; and you shall declare glad tidings of  great joy unto this generation. You shall de clare the things which have been revealed to  my servant Joseph Smith, jr. You shall be gin to preach from this time forth; yea, to reap  in the field which is white already to be burn ed: therefore thrust in your sickle with all  your soul; and your sins are forgiven you; and  you shall be laden with sheaves upon your  back, for the laborer is worthy of his hire.—  Wherefore your family shall live.
3 Behold, verily, I say unto you, go from  them only for a little time, and declare my  word, and I will prepare a place for them; yea,  I will open the hearts of the people and they  will receive you. And I will establish a church  by your hand; and you shall strengthen them  and prepare them against the time when they  shall be gathered. Be patient in afflictions,  revile not against those that revile. Govern  your house in meekness, and be steadfast.
4 Behold I say unto you, that you shall be a  physician to the church, but not unto the world,  for they will not receive you. Go your way  whithersoever I will, and it shall be given you  by the Comforter what you shall do, and whith er you shall go. Pray always, lest you enter [p. 276]
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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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