Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

things to the earth, pertaining to the priest hood, saith the Lord of Hosts.
6 And again, let all the records be had in  order, that they may be put in the archives  of my Holy Temple, to be held in remem brance from generation to generation, saith  the Lord of Hosts.
7 I will say to all the saints, that I desired,  with exceeding great desire, to have address ed them from the stand, on the subject of bap tism for the dead, on the following Sabbath.—  But inasmuch as it is out of my power to do  so, I will write the word of the Lord from  [blank] time to time, on that subject, and send  it you by mail, as well as many other things.
8 I now close my letter for the present, for  the want of more time: for the enemy is on  the alert, and, as the Saviour said, the prince  of this world cometh, but he hath nothing in  me.
9 Behold, my prayer to God is, that you  all may be saved. And I subscribe myself  your servant in the Lord, prophet and seer of  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints.

Letter to “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” 7 September 1842 [D&C 128]

Nauvoo, September 6, 1842.
To the Church of Jesus Chrsst of Latter  Day Saints, sendeth greeting:
1 As I stated to you in my letter before I  left my place, that I would write to you from  time to time, and give you information in re [p. 420]
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.