Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

the Holy Ghost,16

TEXT: The “h” is missing the top, making it look like an “n”.  

which shall be in you at the  time of the writing of the same; for it shall be  given you by the Holy Ghost to know my  will concerning those kings and authorities,  even what shall befal them in a time to come.  For, behold! I am about to call upon them to  give heed to the light and glory of Zion, for  the set time has come to favor her.
2. Call ye, therefore, upon them with loud  proclamation, and with your testimony, fear ing them not, for they are as grass, and all  their glory as the flower thereof, which soon  falleth, that they may be left also without ex cuse, and that I may visit them in the day of  visi[t]ation, when I shall unveil the face of my  covering, to appoint the portion of the oppres sor among hypocrites, where there is gnash ing of teeth; if they reject my servants and  my testimony which I have revealed unto  them. And again, I will visit and soften their  hearts, many of them, for your good, that ye  may find grace in their eyes, that they may  come to the light of truth, and the Gentiles to  the exaltation or lifting up of Zion. For the  day of my visitation come[t]h speedily, in an  hour when ye think not of, and where shall  be the safety of my people? and refuge for  those who shall be left of them?
3 Awake! O kings of the earth! Come  ye, O! come ye, with your gold and your sil ver, to the help of my people, to the house  of the daughters of Zion.
4 And aga[i]n, verily I say unto you, let my  servant Robert B. Thompson help you to  write this proclamation; for I am well pleased [p. 395]
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.