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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

10 And upon my house shall it begin; and  from my house shall it go forth saith the Lord.  First among those among you saith the Lord;  who have professed to know my name and  have not known me, and have blasphemed  against me in the midst of my house saith the  Lord.
11 Therefore see to it that ye trouble not  yourselves concerning the affairs of my church  in this place, saith the Lord: but purify your  hearts before me, and then go ye into all the  world and preach my gospel unto every crea ture, who have not received it, and he that  believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and  he that believeth not, and is not baptised shall  be damned.
12 For unto you (the twelve) and those  (the first presidency) who are appointed with  you to be your counsellors and your leaders,  is the power of this priesthood given for the  last days and for the last time, in the which is  the dispensation of the fulness of times, which  power you hold in connection with all those  who have received a dispensation at any time  from the beginning of the creation: for verily  I say unto you the keys of the dispensation  which ye have received, have came down  from the fathers: and last of all, being sent  down from heaven unto you.
13. Verily I say unto you, behold how great  is your calling. Cleanse your hearts and your  garments, lest the blood of this generation be  required at your hands. Be faithful until I come  for I come quickly, and my reward is with me  to recompense every man according as his  work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega: Amen. [p. 417]
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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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