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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

see. And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.— And of tenets thou shalt not talk, but thou shalt declare repentance and faith on the Savior, and remission of sins by baptism and by fire; yea, even the Holy Ghost.
5 Behold this is a great, and the last commandment which I shall give unto you concerning this matter: for this shall suffice for thy daily walk even unto the end of thy life. And misery thou shalt receive, if thou wilt slight these counsels; yea, even the destruction of thyself and property. Impart a portion of thy property; yea, even part of thy lands and all save the support of thy family. Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the printer. Release thyself from bondage. Leave thy house and home, except when thou shalt desire to see thy family. And speak freely to all: yea, preach, exhort, declare the truth, even with a loud voice; with a sound of rejoicing, crying hosanna! hosanna! blessed be the name of the Lord God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my Spirit upon you, and great shall be your blessing: yea, even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptibleness to the extent thereof. Behold, canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness; or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide; or canst thou be humble and meek and conduct thyself wisely before me: yea, come unto me thy Savior: Amen. [p. 263]
see. And thou shalt do it with all humility,  trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.—  And of tenets thou shalt not talk, but thou  shalt declare repentance and faith on the Sav ior, and remission of sins by baptism and by  fire; yea, even the Holy Ghost.
5 Behold this is a great, and the last command ment which I shall give unto you concerning  this matter: for this shall suffice for thy daily  walk even unto the end of thy life. And mis ery thou shalt receive, if thou wilt slight these  counsels; yea, even the destruction of thyself  and property. Impart a portion of thy prop erty; yea, even part of thy lands and all save  the support of thy family. Pay the debt thou  hast contracted with the printer. Release  thyself from bondage. Leave thy house and  home, except when thou shalt desire to see thy  family. And speak freely to all: yea, preach,  exhort, declare the truth, even with a loud  voice; with a sound of rejoicing, crying ho sanna! hosanna! blessed be the name of the  Lord God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my Spir it upon you, and great shall be your blessing:  yea, even more than if you should obtain treas ures of earth and corruptibleness to the ex tent thereof. Behold, canst thou read this  without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for  gladness; or canst thou run about longer as a  blind guide; or canst thou be humble and  meek and conduct thyself wisely before me:  yea, come unto me thy Savior: Amen. [p. 263]
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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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