Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Smith, jr. Let my servant David Whitmer  and Harv[e]y Whitlock also take their journey,  and preach by the way unto this same land.  Let my servant Parley P. Pratt and Orson  Pratt take their journey, and preach by the  way, even unto this same land. And let my  servant Solomon Hancock and Simeon Carter  also take their journey unto this same land,  and preach by the way. Let my servant Ed son Fuller and Jacob Scott also take their  journey. Let my servants Levi Hancock and  Zebedee Coltrin also take their journey. Let  my servants Reynolds Cahoon and Samuel  H. Smith also take their journey. Let my  servants Wheeler Baldwin and William Car ter also take their journey.
7 And let my servants Newel Knight and  Selah J. Griffin, both be ordained and also take  their journey: yea, verily I say, let all these  take their journey unto one place, in their  several courses, and one man shall not build  upon another’s foundation, neither journey in  another’s track. He that is faithful, the same  shall be kept and blessed with much fruit.
8 And again, I say unto you, let my servant  Joseph Wakefield and Solomon Humphrey [Jr.]  take their journey into the eastern lands. Let  them labor with their families, declaring none  other things than the prophets and apostles,  that which they have seen, and heard, and  most assuredly believe, that the prophecies  may be fulfilled. In consequence of trans gression, let that which was bestowed upon  Heman Basset[t], be taken from him, and placed  upon the head of Simonds Rider. [p. 295]
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.