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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

tune at the feet of the President; and if the President heed them not, then will the Lord arise and come forth out of his hiding place, and in his fury vex the nation, and in his hot displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time, will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and unjust stewards, and appoint them their portion among hypocrites and unbelievers; even in outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Pray ye, therefore, that their ears may be opened unto your cries, that I may be merciful unto them, that these things may not come upon them. What I have said unto you, must needs be, that all men may be left without excuse; that wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they have never considered; that I may proceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my strange work.— That men may discern between the righteous and the wicked, saith your God.
13 And again, I say unto you, it is contrary to my commandment, and my will, that my servant Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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should sell my storehouse, which I have appointed unto my people, into the hands of mine enemies. Let not that which I have appointed, be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those who call themselves after my name; for this is a very sore and grievous sin against me, and against my people, in consequence of those things which I have decreed, and are soon to befal the nations. Therefore, it is my will that my people should claim, and hold claim, upon that which I have appointed unto them, [p. 374]
tune at the feet of the President; and if the  President heed them not, then will the Lord  arise and come forth out of his hiding place,  and in his fury vex the nation, and in his hot  displeasure, and in his fierce anger, in his time,  will cut off those wicked, unfaithful, and un just stewards, and appoint them their portion  among hypocrites and unbelievers; even in  outer darkness, where there is weeping, and  wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Pray ye,  therefore, that their ears may be opened unto  your cries, that I may be merciful unto them,  that these things may not come upon them.  What I have said unto you, must needs be, that  all men may be left without excuse; that wise  men and rulers may hear and know that which  they have never considered; that I may pro ceed to bring to pass my act, my strange act,  and perform my work, my strange work.—  That men may discern between the righteous  and the wicked, saith your God.
13 And again, I say unto you, it is contrary  to my commandment, and my will, that my  servant Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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should sell my store house, which I have appointed unto my peo ple, into the hands of mine enemies. Let not  that which I have appointed, be polluted by  mine enemies, by the consent of those who  call themselves after my name; for this is a  very sore and grievous sin against me, and  against my people, in consequence of those  things which I have decreed, and are soon to  befal the nations. Therefore, it is my will  that my people should claim, and hold claim,  upon that which I have appointed unto them, [p. 374]
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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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