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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Continue in these things, even unto the end. and you shall have a crown of eternal life at the right hand of my Father, who is full of grace and truth. Verily thus saith the Lord your God, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ: Amen.
 

Section 76 • Revelation, 1 March 1832 [D&C 78]

SECTION LXXVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1832. The order given of the Lord to Enoch [JS], for the purpose of establishing the poor.
 
1  The Lord spake unto Enoch, saying, Hearken unto me saith the Lord your God, who are ordained unto the high priesthood of my church, who [h]ave assembled yourselves together, and listen to the counsel of him who has ordained you, from on high, who shall speak in your ears the words of wisdom, that salvation may be unto you in that thing which you have presented before me, saith the Lord God: for verily I say unto you, the time has come, and is now at hand, and behold, and lo, it must needs be that there be an organization of my people, in regulating and establishing the affairs of the storehouse for the poor of my people, both in this place and in the land of Zion, or in other words, the city of Enoch, for a permanent and everlasting establishment and order unto my church, to advance the cause which ye have espoused, to the salvation of man, and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven, that you may be equal in the bands of heavenly things; yea, [p. 312]
Continue in these things, even unto the end.  and you shall have a crown of eternal life at  the right hand of my Father, who is full of  grace and truth. Verily thus saith the Lord  your God, your Redeemer, even Jesus Christ:  Amen.
 

Section 76 • Revelation, 1 March 1832 [D&C 78]

SECTION LXXVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1832. The order giv en of the Lord to Enoch [JS], for the purpose of  establishing the poor.
 
1  The Lord spake unto Enoch, saying,  Hearken unto me saith the Lord your God,  who are ordained unto the high priesthood of  my church, who [h]ave assembled yourselves  together, and listen to the counsel of him who  has ordained you, from on high, who shall  speak in your ears the words of wisdom, that  salvation may be unto you in that thing which  you have presented before me, saith the Lord  God: for verily I say unto you, the time has  come, and is now at hand, and behold, and  lo, it must needs be that there be an organ ization of my people, in regulating and estab lishing the affairs of the storehouse for the  poor of my people, both in this place and in  the land of Zion, or in other words, the city  of Enoch, for a permanent and everlasting  establishment and order unto my church, to  advance the cause which ye have espoused,  to the salvation of man, and to the glory of  your Father who is in heaven, that you may  be equal in the bands of heavenly things; yea, [p. 312]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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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