Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

must needs come by power; therefore, I will  raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead  them like as Moses led the children of Israel,  for ye are the children of Israel, and of the  seed of Abraham; and ye must needs be led  out of bondage by power, and with a stretch ed out arm: and as your fathers were led at  the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion  be. Therefore, let not your hearts faint, for  I say not unto you as I said unto your fathers,  mine angel shall go up before you, but not my  presence; but I say unto you, mine angels  shall go before you, and also my presence,  and in time ye shall possess the goodly land.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, that my ser vant Baurak Ale [JS] is the man to whom I liken ed the servant to whom the Lord of the vine yark [vineyard] spoke in the parable which I have given  unto you.
5 Therefore, let my servant Baurak Ale say  unto the strength of my house, my young men  and the middle aged, Gather yourselves to gether unto the land of Zion, upon the land  whith [which] I have bought with moneys that have  been consecrated unto me; and let all the  churches send up wise men, with their mo neys, and purchase lands even as I have com manded them; and inasmuch as mine enemies  come against you to drive you from my good ly land, which I have consecrated to be the  land of Zion; even from your own lands after  these testimonies, which ye have brought be fore me, against them, ye shall curse them;  and whomsoever ye curse, I will curse; and  ye shall avenge me of mine enemies: and my [p. 387]
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.