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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingkom of God; yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God: therefore, if you will ask of me, you shall receive; if you will knock, it shall be opened unto you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say unto you, keep my commandments, and seek to bring forth and establish the cause of Zion. Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich: behold he that hath eternal life is rich.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you desire of me, so shall it be done unto you: and, if you desire you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation. Say nothing but repentance unto this generation. Keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed.
5 Behold thou hast a gift, or thou shalt have a gift if thou wilt desire of me in faith, with an honest heart, believing in the power of Jesus Christ, or in my power which speaketh unto thee: for behold it is I that speaketh: behold I am the light which shineth in darkness, and by my power I give these words unto thee.
6 And now, verily, verily I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good: yea, to do justly; to walk humbly; to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
7 Verily, verily I say unto you, I will im [p. 248]
thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap  while the day lasts, that he may treasure up  for his soul everlasting salvation in the king kom of God; yea, whosoever will thrust in his  sickle and reap, the same is called of God:  therefore, if you will ask of me, you shall re ceive; if you will knock, it shall be opened un to you.
3 Now as you have asked, behold I say un to you, keep my commandments, and seek to  bring forth and establish the cause of Zion.  Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and be hold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded  unto you, and then shall you be made rich: be hold he that hath eternal life is rich.
4 Verily, verily I say unto you, even as you  desire of me, so shall it be done unto you: and,  if you desire you shall be the means of doing  much good in this generation. Say nothing  but repentance unto this generation. Keep  my commandments, and assist to bring forth  my work according to my commandments, and  you shall be blessed.
5 Behold thou hast a gift, or thou shalt have  a gift if thou wilt desire of me in faith, with an  honest heart, believing in the power of Jesus  Christ, or in my power which speaketh unto  thee: for behold it is I that speaketh: behold I  am the light which shineth in darkness, and by  my power I give these words unto thee.
6 And now, verily, verily I say unto thee,  put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do  good: yea, to do justly; to walk humbly; to  judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
7 Verily, verily I say unto you, I will im [p. 248]
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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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