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the church, have been given; even so Amen.
19 The priests and teachers shall have their stewardships, even as the members, and the elders, or high priests, who are appointed to assist the bishop as councillors, in all things are to have their families supported out of the property which is consecrated to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned: or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services; either a stewardship, or otherwise, as may be thought best, or decided by the councillors and bishop. And the bishop also, shall receive his support, or a just remuneration for all his services, in the church.
20 Behold, verily I say unto you, that whatever persons among you having put away their companions for the cause of fornication, or in other words, if they shall testify before you in all lowliness of heart that this is the case, ye shall not cast them out from among you; but if ye shall find that any persons have left their companions for the sake of adultery, and they themselves are the offenders, and their companions are living, they shall be cast out from among you. And again I say unto you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with all inquiry, that ye receive none such among you if they are married, and if they are not married, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye shall not receive them.
21 And again, every person who belongeth to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep all the commandments and covenants of the church: And it shall come to pass, that if any [p. 173]
the church, have been given; even so Amen.
19 The priests and teachers shall have their  stewardships, even as the members, and the  elders, or high priests, who are appointed to  assist the bishop as councillors, in all things  are to have their families supported out of the  property which is consecrated to the bishop,  for the good of the poor, and for other pur poses, as before mentioned: or they are to re ceive a just remuneration for all their services;  either a stewardship, or otherwise, as may be  thought best, or decided by the councillors  and bishop. And the bishop also, shall receive  his support, or a just remuneration for all his  services, in the church.
20 Behold, verily I say unto you, that what ever persons among you having put away  their companions for the cause of fornication,  or in other words, if they shall testify before  you in all lowliness of heart that this is the  case, ye shall not cast them out from among  you; but if ye shall find that any persons have  left their companions for the sake of adultery,  and they themselves are the offenders, and  their companions are living, they shall be cast  out from among you. And again I say unto  you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with  all inquiry, that ye receive none such among  you if they are married, and if they are not  married, they shall repent of all their sins, or  ye shall not receive them.
21 And again, every person who belongeth  to this church of Christ, shall observe to keep  all the commandments and covenants of the  church: And it shall come to pass, that if any [p. 173]
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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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