Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

which I gave unto him, to go unto the eastern  countries, and I give unto him a new commis sion and a new commandment, in the which I  the Lord chasteneth him for the murmurings  of his heart; and he sinned, nevertheless I for give him and say unto him again, go ye into  the south countries; and let my servant Luke  Johnson go with him and proclaim the things  which I have commanded them, calling on the  name of the Lord for the Comforter, which  shall teach them all things that are expedient  for them, praying always that they faint not  and inasmuch as they do this, I will be with  them even unto the end. Behold this is the  will of the Lord your God concerning you;  even so: Amen.
3 And again, verily thus saith the Lord, let  my servant Orson Hyde and my servant Sam uel H. Smith take their journey into the eas tern countries, and proclaim the things which  I have commanded them: and inasmuch as  they are faithful, lo I will be with them even  unto the end. And again, verily I say unto  my servant Lyman Johnson, and unto my ser vant Orson Pratt, they shall also take their  journey into the eastern countries: and be hold and lo, I am with them also even unto  the end. And again, I say unto my servant  Asa Dodds and unto my servant Calves Wil son, that they also shall take their journey un to the western countries, and proclaim my gos pel even as I have commanded them. And  he who is faithful shall overcome all things,  and shall be lifted up at the last day. And [p. 342]
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.