Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

upon the nations. And he that will not take  up his cross and follow me, and keep my com mandments, the same shall not be saved.
2 Behold I the Lord commandeth, and he  that will not obey shall be cut off in mine own  due time: and after that I have commanded  and the commandment is broken, wherefore I  the Lord command and revoke, as it seemeth  me good; and all this to be answered upon the  heads of the rebellious saith the Lord: where fore I revoke the commandment which was  given unto my servant Thomas B. Marsh and  Ezra Thayre [Thayer], and give a new commandment  unto my servant Thomas, that he shall take up  his journey speedily to the land of Missouri;  and my servant Selah J. Griffin shall also go  with him: for behold I revoke the command ment which was given unto my servants Selah  J. Griffin and Newel Knight, in consequence  of the stiffneckedness of my people which are  in Thompson; and their rebelions: wherefore  let my servant Newel Knight remain with  them, and as many as will go may go, that are  contrite before me, and be led by him to the  land which I have appointed.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, that my  servant Ezra Thayre must repent of his pride,  and of his selfishness, and obey the former com mandment which I have given him concerning  the place upon which he lives; and if he will  do this, as there shall be no divisions made up on the land, he shall be appointed still to go to  the land of Missouri; otherwise he shall re ceive the money which he has paid, and shall  leave the place, and shall be cut off out of my [p. 300]
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.