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their guide, and have not been deceived, verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day, and the earth shall be given unto them for an inheritance: and they shall multiply and wax strong, and their children shall grow up without sin unto salvation, for the Lord shall be in their midst, and his glory shall be upon them, and he will he be their king and their lawgiver.
11 And now, behold I say unto you, it shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, until the new testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known: wherefore I give unto you that you may now translate it, that ye may be prepared for the things to come; for verily I say unto you, that great things await you; ye hear of wars in foreign lands, but behold I say unto you, they are nigh, even at your doors, and not many years hence ye shall hear of wars in your own lands.
12 Wherefore I the Lord have said, gather ye out from the eastern lands, assemble ye yourselves together ye elders of my church; go ye forth unto the western countries, call upon the inhabitants to repent, and inasmuch as they do repent, build up churches unto me; and with one heart and with one mind, gather up your riches that ye may purchase an inheritance which shall hereafter be appointed unto you, and it shall be called the New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the most high God; and the glory of the Lord shall be there, and [p. 185]
their guide, and have not been deceived, veri ly I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down  and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day,  and the earth shall be given unto them for an  inheritance: and they shall multiply and wax  strong, and their children shall grow up with out sin unto salvation, for the Lord shall be in  their midst, and his glory shall be upon them,  and he will he [be] their king and their lawgiver.
11 And now, behold I say unto you, it shall  not be given unto you to know any further con cerning this chapter, until the new testament  be translated, and in it all these things shall be  made known: wherefore I give unto you that  you may now translate it, that ye may be pre pared for the things to come; for verily I say  unto you, that great things await you; ye hear  of wars in foreign lands, but behold I say unto  you, they are nigh, even at your doors, and not  many years hence ye shall hear of wars in  your own lands.
12 Wherefore I the Lord have said, gather  ye out from the eastern lands, assemble ye  yourselves together ye elders of my church;  go ye forth unto the western countries, call  upon the inhabitants to repent, and inasmuch  as they do repent, build up churches unto me;  and with one heart and with one mind, gather  up your riches that ye may purchase an in heritance which shall hereafter be appointed  unto you, and it shall be called the New Jeru salem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place  of safety for the saints of the most high God;  and the glory of the Lord shall be there, and [p. 185]
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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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