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my, and bear it patiently, your reward shall be an hundred fold. And again if he shall smite you the third time, and ye bear it patiently, your reward shall be doubled unto you four fold: and these three testimonies shall stand against your enemy, if he repent not, and shall not be blotted out. And now verily I say unto you if that enemy shall escape my vengeance that he be not brought into judgment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye warn him in my name that he come no more upon you, neither upon your family, even your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: and then if he shall come upon you, or your children, or your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands, and then if thou will spare him thou shalt be rewarded for thy righteousnes; and also thy children and thy children’s children unto the third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward him according to his works, thou art justified, if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endangered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands, and thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi; and thy father Joseph and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient prophets and apostles. And again this is the law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they should not go out unto battle against any nation, kindred, tongue, or people, save I the Lord commanded them. And if any nation, tongue, or people should proclaim war against [p. 336]
my, and bear it patiently, your reward shall  be an hundred fold. And again if he shall  smite you the third time, and ye bear it pa tiently, your reward shall be doubled unto  you four fold: and these three testimonies shall  stand against your enemy, if he repent not,  and shall not be blotted out. And now verily  I say unto you if that enemy shall escape my  vengeance that he be not brought into judg ment before me, then ye shall see to it, that ye  warn him in my name that he come no more  upon you, neither upon your family, even  your children’s children unto the third and  fourth generation: and then if he shall come  upon you, or your children, or your children’s  children unto the third and fourth generation:  I have delivered thine enemy into thine hands,  and then if thou will spare him thou shalt be  rewarded for thy righteousnes; and also thy  children and thy children’s children unto the  third and fourth generation: nevertheless thine  enemy is in thine hands, and if thou reward  him according to his works, thou art justified,  if he has sought thy life, and thy life is endan gered by him; thine enemy is in thine hands,  and thou art justified.
6 Behold this is the law I gave unto my ser vant Nephi; and thy father Joseph and Jacob,  and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient  prophets and apostles. And again this is the  law that I gave unto mine ancients, that they  should not go out unto battle against any na tion, kindred[,] tongue, or people, save I the  Lord commanded them. And if any nation,  tongue, or people should proclaim war against [p. 336]
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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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