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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

their relief, that they may be kept until all things may be done according to my law which ye have received: Amen.
 

Section 63 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–B [D&C 47]

SECTION LXIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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, given
March, 1831.
 
1 Behold it is expedient in me that my servant John

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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should write and keep a regular history, and assist you, my servant Joseph, in transcribing all things which shall be given you, until he is called to further duties. Again, verily I say unto you, that he can also lift up his voice in meetings, whenever it shall be expedient.
2 And again, I say unto you, that it shall be appointed unto him to keep the church record and history continually, for 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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I have appointed to another office.— Wherefore it shall be given him, inasmuch as he is faithful, by the Comforter, to write these things; even so: Amen.
 

Section 64 • Revelation, 10 March 1831 [D&C 48]

SECTION LXIV.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 It is necessary that ye should remain, for the present time, in your places of abode, as it shall be suitable to your circumstances; and inasmuch as ye have lands, ye shall impart to the eastern brethren; and inasmuch as ye have not lands, let them buy for the present [p. 288]
their relief, that they may be kept until all  things ma[y] be done according to my law  which ye have received: Amen.
 

Section 63 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–B [D&C 47]

SECTION LXIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and John  Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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, given
March, 1831.
 
1 Behold it is expedient in me that my ser vant John

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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should write and keep a regular his tory, and assist you, my servant Joseph, in  transcribing all things which shall be given  you, until he is called to further duties. Again,  verily I say unto you, that he can also lift up  his voice in meetings, whenever it shall be ex pedient.
2 And again, I say unto you, that it shall be  appointed unto him to keep the church re cord and history continually, for Oliver Cow dery

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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I have appointed to another office.—  Wherefore it shall be given him, inasmuch as  he is faithful, by the Comforter, to write these  things; even so: Amen.
 

Section 64 • Revelation, 10 March 1831 [D&C 48]

SECTION LXIV.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 It is necessary that ye should remain, for  the present time, in your places of abode, as  it shall be suitable to your circumstances; and  inasmuch as ye have lands, ye shall impart to  the eastern brethren; and inasmuch as ye  have not lands, let them buy for the present [p. 288]
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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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