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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Zion; viz: Samuel Bent, H. G. Sherwood,  George W. Harris, Charles C. Rich, Thomas  Grover, Newel Night [Knight], David Dort, [Lewis] Dunbar  Wilson; Seymour Brunson I have taken unto  myself, no man taketh his priesthood, but an other may be appointed unto the same priest hood in his stead, (and verily I say unto you,  let my servant Aaron Johnson be ordained  unto this calling in his stead,) David Ful[l]mer,  Alpheus Cutler, William Huntington [Sr].
42 And again, I give unto you Don C[arlos]  Smith to be a president over a Quorum of  High-priests: which ordinance is instituted  for the purpose of qualifying those who shall  be appointed standing presidents or servants  over different stakes scattered abroad, and  they may travel also if they choose, but rather  be ordained for standing presidents, this is the  office of their calling saith the Lord your God.  I give unto him Amasa Lyman and Noah  Packard for councillors that they made [may] presid[e]  over the quorum of high-priests of my church  saith the Lord.
43 And again I say unto you, I give unto  you John A. Hicks, Samuel Williams, and  Jesse Baker which priesthood is to preside  over the quorum of Elders which quorum is  instituted for standing ministers, nevertheless  they may travel, yet they are ordained to be  standing ministers to my church, saith the  Lord.
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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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