Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

forsaketh that evil one. Every spirit of man  was innocent in the beginning, and God hav ing redeemed man from the fall, men became  again in their infant state, innocent before  God. And that wicked one cometh and tak eth away light and truth, through disobedience,  from the children of men, and because of the  tradition of their fathers. But I have com manded you, to bring up your children in light  and truth: but verily I say unto you, my ser vant Frederick G. Williams, you have con tinued under this condemnation; you have not  taught your children light and truth, accord ing to the commandments, and that wicked one  hath power, as yet, over you, and this is the  cause of your affliction. And now a command ment I give unto you, if you will be delivered,  you shall set in order your own house, for there  are many things that are not right in your  house.
7 Verily I say unto my servant Sidney  Rigdon, that in some things he hath not kept  the commandments, concerning his children:  therefore, firstly set in order thy house.
8 Verily I say unto my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. or, in other words, I will call you  friends, for you are my friends, and ye shall  have an inheritance with me. I called you  servants for the world’s sake, and ye are their  servants for my sake, and now verily I say  unto Joseph Smith, jr. you have not kept the  commandments, and must needs stand rebuk ed before the Lord. Your family must needs  repent and forsake some things, and give more  earnest heed unto your sayings, or be remov [p. 326]
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.