Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall have a remission of your sins, and a re ception of the Holy Spirit, by the laying on of  hands. And then thou shalt be ordained by  the hand of my servant Joseph Smith, jr. to be  an elder unto this church, to preach repent ance and remission of sins by way of baptism  in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the liv ing God; and on whomsoever you shall lay  your hands, if they are contrite before me,  you shall have power to give the Holy Spirit.
2 And again, you shall be ordained to assist  my servant Oliver Cowdery to do the work of  printing, and of selecting, and writing books  for schools, in this church, that little children  also may receive instruction before me as is  pleasing unto me. And again, verily I say  unto you, for this cause you shall take your  journey with my servants Joseph Smith, jr.  and Sidney Rigdon, that you may be planted  in the land of your inheritance, to do this  work.
3 And again let my servant Joseph Coe al so take his journey with them. The residue  shall be made known hereafter; even as I  will: Amen.

Revelation, 15 June 1831 [D&C 56]

Revelation given June, 1831.
1 Hearken O ye people who profess my  name, saith the Lord your God, for behold  mine anger is kindled against the rebellious,  and they shall know mine arm and mine in dignation in the day of visitation and of wrath [p. 299]
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.