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that to thee? For he desiredst of me that he might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst that thou might speedily come unto me in my kingdom. I say unto thee, Peter, this was a good desire, but my beloved has desired that he might do more, or a greater work, yet among men than what he has before done, yea, he has undertaken a greater work; therefore, I will make him as flaming fire and a ministering angel: he shall minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth; and I will make thee to minister for him and thy brother James: and unto you three I will give this power and the keys of the ministry until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired.
 

Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, verily, verily I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so sure shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of the old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which have been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spirit: yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall [p. 237]
that to thee? For he desiredst of me that he  might bring souls unto me; but thou desiredst  that thou might speedily come unto me in my  kingdom. I say unto thee, Peter, this was a  good desire, but my beloved has desired that  he might do more, or a greater work, yet  among men than what he has before done,  yea, he has undertaken a greater work; there fore, I will make him as flaming fire and a  ministering angel: he shall minister for those  who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on  the earth; and I will make thee to minister for  him and thy brother James: and unto you three  I will give this power and the keys of the min istry until I come.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have  according to your desires, for ye both joy in  that which ye have desired.
 

Section 34 • Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

SECTION XXXIV.
 
Revelation given April, 1829.
 
1 Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, verily, verily I say unto  you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is  your God and your Redeemer, even so sure  shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever  things you shall ask in faith, with an honest  heart, believing that you shall receive a know ledge concerning the engravings of the old  records, which are ancient, which contain  those parts of my scripture of which have  been spoken, by the manifestation of my Spir it: yea, behold I will tell you in your mind and  in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall [p. 237]
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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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