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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

though they should not be permitted to dwell thereon; nevertheless, I do not say they shall not dwell thereon; for inasmuch as they bring forth fruit and works meet for my kingdom they shall dwell thereon; they shall build, and another shall not inherit it: they shall plant vineyards, and they shall eat the fruit thereof; even so; Amen.
 

Section 99 • Revelation, 23 April 1834 [D&C 104]

SECTION XCIX.
 
Revelation given to Enoch [JS], concerning the order of the Church for the benefit of the poor.
 
1 Verily I say unto you, my friends, I give unto you counsel and a commandment, concerning all the properties which belong to the order

An organization that supervised the management of church enterprises and properties, 1832–1834. In March and April 1832, revelations directed that the church’s publishing and mercantile endeavors be organized. In accordance with this direction, the United...

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, which I commanded to be organized and established, to be an united order, and an everlasting order for the benefit of my church, and for the salvation of men until I come, with promise immutable and unchangeable, that inasmuch as those whom I commanded were faithful, they should be blessed with a multiplicity of blessings; but inasmuch as they were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing. Therefore, inasmuch as some of my servants have not kept the commandment, but have broken the covenant, by covetousness and with feigned words, I have cursed them with a very sore and grievous curse: for I the Lord have decreed in my heart, that inasmuch as any [ma]n, belonging to the order, shall be found a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break the covenant with which ye are bound, he [p. 375]
though they should not be permitted to dwell  thereon; nevertheless, I do not say they shall  not dwell thereon; for inasmuch as they bring  forth fruit and works meet for my kingdom  they shall dwell thereon; they shall build, and  another shall not inherit it: they shall plant  vineyards, and they shall eat the fruit thereof;  even so; Amen.
 

Section 99 • Revelation, 23 April 1834 [D&C 104]

SECTION XCIX.
 
Revelation given to Enoch [JS], concerning the or der of the Church for the benefit of the poor.
 
1 Verily I say unto you, my friends, I give  unto you counsel and a commandment, con cerning all the properties which belong to the  order

An organization that supervised the management of church enterprises and properties, 1832–1834. In March and April 1832, revelations directed that the church’s publishing and mercantile endeavors be organized. In accordance with this direction, the United...

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, which I commanded to be organized  and established, to be an united order, and an  everlasting order for the benefit of my church,  and for the salvation of men until I come,  with promise immutable and unchangeable,  that inasmuch as those whom I commanded  were faithful, they should be blessed with a  multiplicity13

TEXT: The second “t” in this word is upside-down.  


of blessings; but inasmuch as they  were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing.  Therefore, inasmuch as some of my servants  have not kept the commandment, but have  broken the covenant, by covetousness and  with feigned words, I have cursed them with  a very sore and grievous curse: for I the Lord  have decreed in my heart, that inasmuch as  any [ma]n, belonging to the order, shall be found  a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break  the covenant with which ye are bound, he [p. 375]
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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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