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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligently to turn the hearts of their children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children. And again the hearts of the Jews unto the prophets; and the prophets unto the Jews, lest I come and smite the whole earth with a curse, and all flesh be consumed before me. Let not your hearts be troubled, for in my Father’s house are many mansions, and I have prepared a place for you, and where my Father and I am, there ye shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased with many who are in the church at Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, for they do not forsake their sins, and their wicked ways. the pride of their hearts, and their covetousness, and all their detestible things, and observe the words of wisdom and eternal life which I have given unto them.— Verily I say unto you, that I the Lord will chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if they do not repent and observe all things whatsoever I have said unto them. And again I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoever I command you, I the lord will turn away all wrath and indignation from you, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
5 Now I speak unto you, concerning your families: if men will smite you, or your families, once and ye bear it patiently and revile not against them, neither seek revenge, ye shall be rewarded; but if ye bear it not patiently, it shall be accounted unto you as being meted out a just measure unto you. And again if your enemy shall smite you the second time, and you revile not against your ene [p. 335]
renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek  diligently to turn the hearts of their children  to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers  to the children. And again the hearts of the  Jews unto the prophets; and the prophets unto  the Jews, lest I come and smite the whole earth  with a curse, and all flesh be consumed before  me. Let not your hearts be troubled, for in  my Father’s house are many mansions, and I  have prepared a place for you, and where my  Father and I am, there ye shall be also.
4 Behold I the Lord am not well pleased  with many who are in the church at Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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,  for they do not forsake their sins, and their  wicked ways. the pride of their hearts, and  their covetousness, and all their detestible  things, and observe the words of wisdom and  eternal life which I have given unto them.—  Verily I say unto you, that I the Lord will  chasten them and will do whatsoever I list, if  they do not repent and observe all things  whatsoever I have said unto them. And again  I say unto you, if ye observe to do whatsoev er I command you, I the lord will turn away  all wrath and indignation from you, and the  gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
5 Now I speak unto you, concerning your  families: if men will smite you, or your famil ies, once and ye bear it patiently and revile  not against them, neither seek revenge, ye  shall be rewarded; but if ye bear it not patient ly, it shall be accounted unto you as being  meted out a just measure unto you. And  again if your enemy shall smite you the sec ond time, and you revile not against your ene [p. 335]
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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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