Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

9 And again, verily I say unto you, let Ja red Carter be ordained a priest, and also George  James to be ordained a priest. Let the resi due of the elders watch over the churches,  and declare the word in the regions among  them. And let them labor with their own  hands, that there be no idolatay [idolatry] nor wicked ness practiced. And remember in all things,  the poor, and the needy, the sick and the af flicted, for he that doeth not these things, the  same is not my disciple. And again, let my  servants, Joseph Smith, jr. and Sidney Rigdon  and Edward Partridge, take with them a re commend from the church. And let there be  one obtained for my servant Oliver Cowdery  also: and thus, even as I have said, if ye are  faithful, ye shall assemble yourselves together  to rejoice upon the land of Missouri, which is  the land of your inheritance, which is now the  land of your enemies. But behold I the Lord  will hasten the city in its time, and will crown  the faithful with joy and with rejoicing. Be hold I am Jesus Christ the Son of God, and I  will lift them up at the last day; even so:  Amen.

Revelation, 8 June 1831 [D&C 53]

Revelation to Sidney Gilbert, given June, 1831.
1 Behold I say unto you, my servant Sid ney Gilbert, that I have heard your prayers,  and you have called upon me, that it should  be made known unto you, of the Lord your  God, concerning your calling, and election in [p. 296]
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.