Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

upon the land which I will consecrate unto  my people, which are a remnant of Jacob, and  them who are heirs according to the covenant.
2 Wherefore, verily I say unto you, let  my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and Sidney  Rigdon take their journey as soon as prepara tions can be made to leave their homes, and  journey to the land of Missouri. And inas much as they are faithful unto me, it shall be  made known unto them what they shall do: and  it shall also, inasmuch as they are faithful, be  made known unto them the land of their in heritance. And inasmuch as they are not  faithful, they shall be cut off, even as I will,  as seemeth me good.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, let my  servant Lyman Wight, and my servant John  Corril[l] take their journey speedily: and also my  servant John Murdock, and my servant Hy rum Smith, take their journey unto the same  place by way of Detroit. And let them jour ney from thence preaching the word by the  way, saying none other things than that which  the prophets and apostles have written, and  that which is taught them by the Comforter,  through the prayer of faith. Let them go two  by two, and thus let them preach by the way  in every congregation, baptizing by water,  and the laying on of the hands by the water’s  side: for thus saith the Lord, I will cut my  work short in righteousness: for the days com eth that I will send forth judgment unto victo ry. And let my servant Lyman Wight be ware, for satan desireth to sift him as chaff. [p. 293]
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.