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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Section 80 • Revelation, 15 March 1832 [D&C 81]

SECTION LXXX.
 
Revelation given March, 1832.
 
1 Verily, verily I say unto you my servant Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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, listen to the voice of him who speaketh, to the word of the Lord your God, and hearken to the calling wherewith you are called, even to be a high priest in my church, and a councillor unto my servant Joseph Smith, jr. unto whom I have given the keys of the kingdom, which belongeth always unto the presidency of the high priesthood: therefore, verily I acknowledge him and will bless him, and also thee, inasmuch as thou art faithful in council, in the office which I have appointed unto you, in prayer always vocally, and in thy heart, in public and in private; also in thy ministry in proclaiming the gospel in the land of the living, and among thy brethren: and in doing these things thou wilt do the greatest good unto thy fellow-beings, and will promote the glory of him who is your Lord: wherefore, be faithful, stand in the office which I have appointed unto you, succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees: and if thou art faithful unto the end thou shalt have a crown of immortality and eternal life in the mansions which I have prepared in the house of my Father.— Behold, and lo, these are the words of Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ: Amen. [p. 317]

Section 80 • Revelation, 15 March 1832 [D&C 81]

SECTION LXXX.
 
Revelation given March, 1832.
 
1 Verily, verily I say unto you my servant  Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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, listen to the voice of  him who speaketh, to the word of the Lord  your God, and hearken to the calling where with you are called, even to be a high priest  in my church, and a councillor unto my ser vant Joseph Smith, jr. unto whom I have giv en the keys of the kingdom, which belongeth  always unto the presidency of the high priest hood: therefore, verily I acknowledge him and  will bless him, and also thee, inasmuch as  thou art faithful in council, in the office  which I have appointed unto you, in pray er always vocally, and in thy heart, in pub lic and in private; also in thy ministry in  proclaiming the gospel in the land of the  living, and among thy brethren: and in do ing these things thou wilt do the greatest  good unto thy fellow-beings, and will promote  the glory of him who is your Lord: wherefore,  be faithful, stand in the office which I have  appointed unto you, succor the weak, lift up  the hands which hang down, and strengthen  the feeble knees: and if thou art faithful unto  the end thou shalt have a crown of immortali ty and eternal life in the mansions which I  have prepared in the house of my Father.—  Behold, and lo, these are the words of Alpha  and Omega, even Jesus Christ: Amen. [p. 317]
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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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