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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

11 And again I say unto you, sue for peace,  not only the people that have smitten you, but  also to all people; and lift up an ensign of  peace, and make a proclamation for peace  unto the ends of the earth; and make propo sals for peace, unto those who have smitten  you, according to the voice of the Spirit which  is in you, and all things shall work together  for your good: therefore be faithful, and be hold, and lo! I am with you even unto the  end, even so; Amen.
 
 

Revelation, 19 January 1841 [D&C 124]

Revelation given to Joseph Smith, January  19, 1841.
 
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my  servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with  your offering and acknowledgements, which  you have made, for unto this end have I raised  you up, that I might shew forth my wisdom  through the weak things of the earth. Your  prayers are acceptable before me, and in an swer to them I say unto you, that you are  now called, immediately to make a solemn  proclamation of my gospel, and of this stake  which I have planted to be a corner-stone of  Zion, which shall be polished with that refine ment which is after the similitude of a palace.  This proclamation shall be made to all the  kings of the world, to the four corners thereof —To the honorable President elect, and  the high-minded governors of the nation in  which you live, and to all the nations of the  earth, scattered abroad. Let it be written in  the Spirit of meekness, and by the power of [p. 394]
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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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