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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things: and all this that the innocent among you, may not be condemned with the unjust; and that the guilty among you may not escape, because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. Therefore, inasmuch as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives; inasmuch as ye are cut off by transgression, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that if any man among you, of 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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, is found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall not have power to bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me: therefore, a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and appoint every man his stewardship, that every man may give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very handy work; and all things therein are mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine; but it must needs be done in mine own way: and behold this is the way, that I the Lord have decreed to provide for my saints: that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for [p. 376]
shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden  down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not  to be mocked in these things: and all this that  the innocent among you, may not be condemn ed with the unjust; and that the guilty among  you may not escape, because I the Lord have  promised unto you a crown of glory at my  right hand. Therefore, inasmuch as you are  found transgressors, ye cannot escape my  wrath in your lives; inasmuch as ye are cut  off by transgression, ye cannot escape the  buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from  this very hour, that if any man among you, of  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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, is found a transgressor, and repent eth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him  over unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall  not have power to bring evil upon you. It is  wisdom in me: therefore, a commandment I  give unto you, that ye shall organize your selves, and appoint every man his stewardship,  that every man may give an account unto me  of the stewardship which is appointed unto  him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should  make every man accountable, as stewards  over earthly blessings, which I have made and  prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretch[ed]  out the heavens, and builded the earth as a  very handy work; and all things therein are  mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my  saints, for all things are mine; but it must  needs be done in mine own way: and behold  this is the way, that I the Lord have decreed  to provide for my saints: that the poor shall  be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for [p. 376]
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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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