Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 2 August 1833–A [D&C 97]

Revelation given August, 1833.
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, I  speak unto you with my voice, even the voice  of my Spirit, that I may show unto you my  will concerning your brethren in the land of  Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and  are seeking dilligently to learn wisdom and to  find truth: verily, verily I say unto you, bles sed are such for they shall obtain, for I the  Lord showeth mercy unto all the meek, and  upon all whomsoever I will, that I may be jus tified, when I shall bring them into judgment.
2 Behold I say unto you, concerning the  school in Zion, I the Lord am well pleased  that there should be a school in Zion: and al so with my servant Parley P. Pratt, for he  abideth in me: and inasmuch as he continueth  to abide in me, he shall continue to preside  over the school, in the land of Zion, until I  shall give unto him other commandments;  and I will bless him with a multiplicity of bles sings, in expounding all scriptures and myste ries to the edification of the school, and of the  church in Zion, and to the residue of the school,  I the Lord am willing to show mercy, never theless there are those that must needs be chas tened, and their works shall be made known:—  The axe is laid at the root of the trees, and eve ry tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall  be hewn down and cast into the fire; I the Lord  have spoken it. Verily I say unto you, all  among them who know their hearts are hon [p. 320]
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.