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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

of my Father, which I have prepared for them; yea, blessed are they whose feet stand upon the land of Zion, who have obeyed my gospel, for they shall receive for their reward the good things of the earth; and it shall bring forth in its strength: and they shall also be crowned with blessings from above; yea, and with commandments not a few; and with revelations in their time: they that are faithful and diligent before me:
2 Wherefore I give unto them a commandment, saying thus: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy might, mind, and strength: and in the name of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Thou shalt not steal. Neither commit adultery, nor kill, nor do any thing like unto it. Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things. Thou shalt offer a sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness: even that of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day; for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High; neverthelsss thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness on all days, and at all times; but remember that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations, and thy sacraments, unto the Most High, confessing thy sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord.
3 And on this day thou shalt do none other thing, only let thy food be prepared with sin [p. 201]
of my Father, which I have prepared for them;  yea, blessed are they whose feet stand upon  the land of Zion, who have obeyed my gos pel, for they shall receive for their reward the  good things of the earth; and it shall bring  forth in its strength: and they shall also be  crowned with blessings from above; yea, and  with commandments not a few; and with rev elations in their time: they that are faithful  and diligent before me:
2 Wherefore I give unto them a command ment, saying thus: Thou shalt love the Lord  thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy might,  mind, and strength: and in the name of Jesus  Christ thou shalt serve him. Thou shalt love  thy neighbor as thyself. Thou shalt not steal.  Neither commit adultery, nor kill, nor do any  thing like unto it. Thou shalt thank the Lord  thy God in all things. Thou shalt offer a sac rifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness:  even that of a broken heart and a contrite  spirit. And that thou mayest more fully keep  thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt  go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sac raments upon my holy day; for verily this is  a day appointed unto you to rest from your la bors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most  High; neverthelsss thy vows shall be offered  up in righteousness on all days, and at all times;  but remember that on this, the Lord’s day,  thou shalt offer thine oblations, and thy sacra ments, unto the Most High, confessing thy  sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord.
3 And on this day thou shalt do none other  thing, only let thy food be prepared with sin [p. 201]
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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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