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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

hour, unto the counsel which I the Lord their God shall give unto them. Behold they shall, for I have decreed it, begin to prevail against mine enemies from this very hour, and by hearkening to observe all the words whlch which I, the Lord their God, shall speak unto them, they shall never cease to prevail until the kingdoms of the world are subdued under my feet; and the earth is given unto the saints, to possess it forever and ever. But inasmuch as they keep not my commandments, and hearken not to observe all my words, the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them, for they were set to be a light unto the world, and to be the saviors of men; and inasmuch as they are not the saviors of men, they are as salt that has lost its sovor savor, and is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
3 But verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren, which have been scattered, shall return to the land of their inheritances and build up the waste places of Zion; for after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, cometh the blessing.— Behold, this is the blessing which I have promised after your tribulations, and the tribulations of your brethren; your redemption, and the redemption of your brethren; even their restoration to the land of Zion, to be established, no more to be thrown down; nevertheless, if they pollute their inheritances, they shall be thrown down; for I will not spare them if they pollute their inheritances. Behold I say unto you, the redemption of Zion [p. 386]
hour, unto the counsel which I the Lord their  God shall give unto them. Behold they shall,  for I have decreed it, begin to prevail against  mine enemies from this very hour, and by  hearkening to observe all the words whlch [which] I,  the Lord their God, shall speak unto them,  they shall never cease to prevail until the  kingdoms of the world are subdued under my  feet; and the earth is given unto the saints, to  possess it forever and ever. But inasmuch  as they keep not my commandments, and  hearken not to observe all my words, the king doms of the world shall prevail against them,  for they were set to be a light unto the world,  and to be the saviors of men; and inasmuch  as they are not the saviors of men, they are  as salt that has lost its sovor [savor], and is thence forth good for nothing but to be cast out and  trodden under foot of men.
3 But verily I say unto you, I have decreed  that your brethren, which have been scattered,  shall return to the land of their inheritances  and build up the waste places of Zion; fo[r] after  much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a  former commandment, cometh the blessing.—  Behold, this is the blessing which I have pro mised after your tribulations, and the tribula tions of your brethren; your redemption, and  the redemption of your brethren; even their  restoration to the land o[f] Zion, to be estab lished, no more to be thrown down; neverthe less, if they pollute their inheritances, they  shall be thrown down; for I will not spare  them if they pollute their inheritances. Be hold I say unto you, the redemption of Zion [p. 386]
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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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