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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

2 Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you O inhabitants of the earth: wherefore fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed, in them, shall be fulfilled. And verily, I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious; yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure; unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man.
3 Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear: prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh; and the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth; and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh, that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets, and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people: for they have strayed from mine ordinances, and have broken mine everlasting covenant; they seek not the Lord to establish his righteousness, but every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the [p. 88]
2 Behold, this is mine authority, and the au thority of my servants, and my preface unto  the book of my commandments, which I have  given them to publish unto you O inhabitants  of the earth: wherefore fear and tremble, O ye  people, for what I the Lord have decreed, in  them, shall be fulfilled. And verily, I say un to you, that they who go forth, bearing these  tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to  them is power given to seal both on earth and  in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious; yea,  verily, to seal them up unto the day when the  wrath of God shall be poured out upon the  wicked without measure; unto the day when  the Lord shall come to recompense unto every  man according to his work, and measure to  every man according to the measure which he  has measured to his fellow man.
3 Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the  ends of the earth, that all that will hear may  hear: prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is  to come, for the Lord is nigh; and the anger  of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed  in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants  of the earth; and the arm of the Lord shall be  revealed; and the day cometh, that they who  will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the  voice of his servants, neither give heed to the  words of the prophets, and apostles, shall be  cut off from among the people: for they have  strayed from mine ordinances, and have bro ken mine everlasting covenant; they seek not  the Lord to establish his righteousness, but ev ery man walketh in his own way, and after the  image of his own god, whose image is in the [p. 88]
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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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