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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness: yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo I am with you: yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying, Repent, repent and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand: yea, repent and be baptized every one of you; for the remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost.
3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this is my gospel, and remember that they shall have faith in me, or they can in no wise be saved: and upon this Rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; and ye shall remember the church articles and covenants to keep them: and whoso having faith you shall confirm in my church, by the laying on of the hands, and I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon them. And the book of Mormon, and the holy scriptures, are given of me for your instruction; and the power of my Spirit quickeneth all things: wherefore be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom: for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that I come quickly; even so: Amen. [p. 279]
shall become even as Nephi of old, who jour neyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness: yea,  open your mouths and spare not, and you shall  be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo  I am with you: yea, open your mouths and  they shall be filled, saying, Repent, repent and  prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make  his paths straight: for the kingdom of heaven  is at hand: yea, repent and be baptized every  one of you; for the remission of your sins; yea,  be baptized even by water, and then cometh  the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost.
3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this  is my gospel, and remember that they shall  have faith in me, or they can in no wise be  saved: and upon this Rock I will build my  church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and  if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not pre vail against you; and ye shall remember the  church articles and covenants to keep them:  and whoso having faith you shall confirm in  my church, by the laying on of the hands, and  I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon  them. And the book of Mormon, and the ho ly scriptures, are given of me for your instruc tion; and the power of my Spirit quicken[e]th all  things: wherefore be faithful, praying always,  having your lamps trimmed and burning, and  oil with you, that you may be ready at the  coming of the Bridegroom: for behold, verily,  verily I say unto you, that I come quickly;  even so: Amen. [p. 279]
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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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