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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

hearken and I will reason with you, and I will speak unto you and prophesy, as unto men in days of old, and I will show it plainly as I showed it unto my disciples, as I stood before them in the flesh, and spake unto them saying: As ye have asked of me concerning the signs of my coming, in the day when I shall come in my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil the promises that I have made unto your fathers: for as ye have looked upon the long absence of your spirits from your bodies to be a bondage, I will show unto you how the day of redemption shall come, and also the restoration of the scattered Israel.
3 And now ye behold this temple which is in Jerusalem, which ye call the house of God, and your enemies say that this house shall never fall. But verily I say unto you, that desolation shall come upon this generation as a thief in the night, and this people shall be destroyed and scattered among all nations. And this temple which ye now see, shall be thrown down that there shall not be left one stone upon another. And it shall come to pass, that this generation of Jews shall not pass away, until every desolation which I have told you concerning them, shall come to pass. Ye say that ye know that the end of the world cometh; ye say also that ye know that the heavens and the earth shall pass away; and in this ye say truly, for so it is; but these things which I have told you, shall not pass away until all shall be fulfilled. And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem, and when that day shall come, shall a remnant be scattered among [p. 181]
hearken and I will reason with you, and I will  speak unto you and prophesy, as unto men in  days of old, and I will show it plainly as I  showed it unto my disciples, as I stood before  them in the flesh, and spake unto them saying:  As ye have asked of me concerning the signs  of my coming, in the day when I shall come in  my glory in the clouds of heaven, to fulfil the  promises that I have made unto your fathers:  for as ye have looked upon the long absence  of your spirits from your bodies to be a bon dage, I will show unto you how the day of re demption shall come, and also the restoration  of the scattered Israel.
3 And now ye behold this temple which is  in Jerusalem, which ye call the house of God,  and your enemies say that this house shall  never fall. But verily I say unto you, that  desolation shall come upon this generation as  a thief in the night, and this people shall be de stroyed and scattered among all nations. And  this temple which ye now see, shall be thrown  down that there shall not be left one stone  upon another. And it shall come to pass, that  this generation of Jews shall not pass away,  until every desolation which I have told you  concerning them, shall come to pass. Ye say  that ye know that the end of the world cometh;  ye say also that ye know that the heavens and  the earth shall pass away; and in this ye say  truly, for so it is; but these things which I  have told you, shall not pass away until all  shall be fulfilled. And this I have told you  concerning Jerusalem, and when that day  shall come, shall a remnant be scattered among [p. 181]
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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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