Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 23 July 1837 [D&C 112]

The word of the Lord, given unto Thomas B.  Marsh, at Kirtland July 23, 1837, concern ing the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
1 Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my  servant Thomas, I have heard thy prayers,  and thine alms have come up as a memorial  before me, in behalf of those thy brethren who  were chosen to bear testimony of my name,  and to send it abroad among all nations, kin dreds, tongues, and people; and ordained  through the instrumentality of my servants.
2 Verily I say unto you, there have been  some few things in thine heart and with thee,  with which I the Lord was not well pleased;  nevertheless inasmuch as thou hast abased  thyself thou shalt be exalted: therefore all  thy sins are forgiven thee. Let thy heart be  of good cheer before my face, and thou shalt  bear record of my name, not only unto the  Gentiles, but also unto the Jews; and thou shalt  send forth my word unto the ends of the earth.
3 Contend thou therefore morning by morn ing, and day after day let thy warning voice  go forth; and when the night cometh, let not  the inhabitants of the earth slumber because  of thy speech.
4 Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and  remove not thy house, for I the Lord have a  great work for thee to do, in publishing my  name among the children of men: therefore  gird up thy loins for the work. Let thy feet  be shod also for thou art chosen and thy path [p. 414]
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.