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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

wisdom and expedient in me, that my servant  Zombre [John Johnson], whose offering I have accepted, and  whose prayers I have heard; unto whom I give  a promise of eternal life inasmuch as he keep eth my commandments from henceforth; for  he is a descendant of Seth [Joseph],10

This is Joseph of the Old Testament.  

 
and a partaker of  the blessings of the promise made unto his  fathers. Verily I say unto you, it is expedi ent in me that he should become a member of  the order, that he may assist in bringing forth  my word unto the children of men: there fore ye shall ordain him unto this blesssing:  and he shall seek diligently to take away in cumbrances, that are upon the house named  among you, that he may dwell therein; even  so: Amen.
 

Revelation, 16 and 17 December 1833 [D&C 101]

SECTION XCVIII.
 
Revelation given December, 1833.
 
1 Verily, I say unto you, concerning your  brethren who have been afflicted, and perse cuted, and cast out from the land of their in heritance, I the Lord have suffered the afflic tion to come upon them, wherewith they have  been afflicted in consequence of their trans gressions; yet, I will own them, and they shall  be mine in that day when I shall come to make  up my jewels.
2 Therefore, they must needs be chasten ed, and tried, even as Abraham, who was com manded to offer up his only son; for all those  who will not endure chastening, but deny me,  cannot be sanctified. [p. 365]
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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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