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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lay down in sorrow.
13 Behold and lo there are none to deliver you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens, ye believed not my servants; and when they were sent unto you ye received them not: wherefore they sealed up the testimony and bound up the law, and ye were delivered over unto darkness: these shall go away into outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Behold the Lord your God hath spoken it. Amen.
 

Section 109 • Statement on Marriage, circa August 1835

SECTION CIX.
 
MARRIAGE.
 
1 According to the custom of all civilized nations, marriage is regulated by laws and ceremonies: therefore we believe, that all marriages in this Church of Christ of Latter day Saints, should be solemnized in a public meeting, or feast, prepared for that purpose: and that the solemnization should be performed by a presiding high priest, high priest, bishop, elder, or priest, not even prohibiting those persons who are desirous to get married, of being married by other authority. We believe that it is not right to prohibit members of this church from marrying out of the church if it be their determination so to do, but such persons will be considered weak in the faith of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Marriage should be celebrated with pray [p. 438]
shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lay down  in sorrow.
13 Behold and lo there are none to deliver  you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I call ed to you out of the heavens, ye believed not  my servants; and when they were sent unto  you ye received them not: wherefore they  sealed up the testimony and bound up the law,  and ye were delivered over unto darkness:  these shall go away into outer darkness,  where there is weeping, and wailing, and  gnashing of teeth. Behold the Lord your God  hath spoken it. Amen.
 

Section 109 • Statement on Marriage, circa August 1835

SECTION CIX.
 
MARRIAGE.
 
1 According to the custom of all civilized  nations, marriage is regulated by laws and  ceremonies: therefore we believe, that all  marriages in this Church of Christ of Latter  day Saints, should be solemnized in a public  meeting, or feast, prepared for that purpose:  and that the solemnization should be perform ed by a presiding high priest, high priest, bish op, elder, or priest, not even prohibiting those  persons who are desirous to get married, of  being married by other authority. We be lieve that it is not right to prohibit members  of this church from marrying out of the church  if it be their determination so to do, but such  persons will be considered weak in the faith  of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Marriage should be celebrated with pray [p. 438]
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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

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, 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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