Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shake off the dust of thy feet against those who  receive thee not, not in their presence, lest  thou provoke them, but in secret, and wash  thy feet as a testimony against them in the day  of judgment. Behold this is sufficient for  you, and the will of him who hath sent you.—  And by the mouth of my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. it shall be made known concerning Sidney  Rigdon and Oliver Cowdery, the residue here after; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 12 August 1831 [D&C 61]

Revelation given August, 1831
1 Behold, and hearken unto the voice of  him who has all power, who is from everlas ting to everlasting, even Alpha and Omega,  the beginning and the end. Behold, verily  thus saith the Lord unto you O ye elders of  my church, who are assembled upon this spot,  whose sins are now forgiven you, for I the  Lord forgiveth sins, and am merciful unto  those who confess their sins with humble  hearts: but verily I say unto you, that it is not  needful for this whole company of mine el ders, to be moving swiftly upon the waters,  whilst the inhabitants on either side are  perishing in unbelief: nevertheless, I suffered  it that ye might bear record: behold there are  many dangers upon the waters and more es pecially hereafter, for I the Lord have de creed, in mine anger, many destructions upon  the waters; yea, and especially upon these  waters; nevertheless, all flesh is in mine [p. 304]
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.