Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

my servant Warren, for I will have mercy on  him, and notwithstanding the vanity of his  heart, I will lift him up inasmuch as he will  humble himself before me; and I will give  him grace and assurance wherewith he may  stand; and if he continue to be a faithful wit ness and a light unto the church, I have pre pared a crown for him in the mansions of my  Father: even so; Amen.

Revelation, 24 February 1834 [D&C 103]

Revelation given February, 1834.
1 Verily I say unto you, my friends, behold  I will give unto you a revelation and com mandment, that you may know how to act  in the discharge of your duties concerning the  salvation and redemption of your brethren,  who have been scattered on the land of Zion,  being driven and smitten by the hands of mine  enemies; on whom I will pour out my wrath  without measure in mine own time: for I have  suffered them thus far, that they might fill up  the measure of their iniquities, that their cup  might be full; and that those who call them selves after my name might be chastened for  a little season, with a sore and greivous chas tisement, because they did not hearken alto gether unto the precepts and commandments  which I gave unto them.
2 But verily I say unto you, that I have  decreed a decree which my people shall real ize, inasmuch as they hearken from this very [p. 385]
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.