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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

if they are not found transgressors they shall  have fellowship in the church; and if they are  not faithful, they shall not have fellowship in  the church; yet they may remain upon their  inheritances according to the laws of the land.
2 All children have claim upon their parents  for their maintainance until they are of age;  and after that, they have claim upon the church;  or, in other words upon the Lord’s storehouse,  if their parents have not wherewith to give  them inheritances. And the storehouse shall  be kept by the consecrations of the church,  and widows and orphans shall be provided  for, as also the poor: Amen.
 

Revelation, 4 December 1831–A, B, C [D&C 72]

SECTION XC.
 
Revelation given December, 1831.
 
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of the  Lord, O ye who have assembled yourselves to gether, who are the high priests of my church,  to whom the kingdom and power has been giv en. For verily thus saith the Lord, it is ex pedient in me, for a bishop to be appointed  unto you, or of you unto the church in this  part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this  thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of  the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to  render an account of his stewardship, both in  time and in eternity. For he who is faithful  and wise in time, is accounted worthy to in herit the mansions prepared for them of my  Father. Verily I say unto you, the elders of  the church in this part of my vineyard, shall [p. 345]
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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, 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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