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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

preparations unto the children of men: wherefore, I command you again to repent lest I humble you with my almighty power, and that you confess your sins lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit. And I command you, that you preach nought but repentance; and show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me; for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive: wherefore, they must not know these things lest they perish: learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.
3 And again, I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor seek thy neighbor’s life. And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon, which contains the truth and the word of God, which is my word to the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew, of whom the Lamanites are a remnant; that they may believe the gospel, and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again, I command thee, that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart: yea, before the world as well as in secret; in public as well as in private. And thou shalt declare glad tidings: yea, publish it to the mountains, and upon every high place, and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to [p. 262]
preparations unto the children of men: where fore, I command you again to repent lest I  humble you with my almighty power, and  that you confess your sins lest you suffer these  punishments of which I have spoken, of which  in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree  you have tasted at the time I withdrew my  Spirit. And I command you, that you preach  nought but repentance; and show not these  things unto the world until it is wisdom in me;  for they cannot bear meat now, but milk they  must receive: wherefore, they must not know  these things lest they perish: learn of me, and  listen to my words; walk in the meekness of  my Spirit and you shall have peace in me: I  am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Fa ther, and I do his will.
3 And again, I command thee, that thou  shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor seek  thy neighbor’s life. And again: I command  thee, that thou shalt not covet thine own prop erty, but impart it freely to the printing of the  book of Mormon, which contains the truth  and the word of God, which is my word to  the Gentile, that soon it may go to the Jew,  of whom the Lamanites are a remnant; that  they may believe the gospel, and look not for  a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again, I command thee, that thou  shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart: yea,  before the world as well as in secret; in pub lic as well as in private. And thou shalt de clare glad tidings: yea, publish it to the moun tains, and upon every high place, and among  every people that thou shalt be permitted to [p. 262]
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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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