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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

5 And behold this commandment you shall  give unto all your brethren: nevertheless unto  whom it is given power to command the wa ters, unto him it is given by the Spirit to know  all his ways: wherefore let him do as the Spir it of the living God commandeth him, wheth er upon the land or upon the waters, as it re maineth with me to do hereafter; and unto  you it is given the course for the saints, or the  way for the saints of the camp of the Lord,  to journey. And again, verily I say unto you,  my servants Sidney Rigdon, and Joseph Smith,  jr. and Oliver Cowdery, shall not open their  mouths in the congregations of the wicked,  until they arrive at Cincinnati; and in that  place they shall lift up their voices unto God  against that people: yea, unto him whose an ger is kindled against their wickedness; a peo ple who are well nigh ripened for destruction;  and from thence let them journey for the con gregations of their brethren, for their labors,  even now, are wanted more abundantly  among them, than among the congregations  of the wicked.
6 And now concerning the residue, let them  journey and declare the word among the con gregations7

TEXT: Second “n” is upside-down.  

 
of the wicked, inasmuch as it is  given, and inasmuch as they do this they shall  rid their garments, and they shall be spotless  before me; and let them journey together, or  two by two, as seemeth them good, only let  my servant Reynolds Cahoon, and my servant  Samuel H. Smith, with whom I am well plea sed, be not separated until they return to their  homes, and this for a wise purpose in me.— [p. 307]
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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.

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