Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

render an account of their stewardship, unto  the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in  this part of my vineyard. These things shall  be had on record to be handed over unto the  bishop in Zion; and the duty of the bishop  shall be made known by the commandments  which have been given, and the voice of the  conference.
2 And now, verily I say unto you, my ser vant Newel K. Whitney is the man who shall  be appointed, and ordained unto this power:  this is the will of the Lord your God your Re deemer; even so: Amen.
3 The word of the Lord, in addition to the  law which has been given, making known the  duty of the bishop, which has been ordained  unto the church in this part of the vineyard;  which is verily this: to keep the Lord’s store house; to receive the funds of the church in  this part of the vineyard; to take an account  of the elders as before has been commanded;  and to administer to their wants, who shall pay  for that which they receive, inasmuch as they  have wherewith to pay; that this also may be  consecrated to the good of the church, to the  poor and needy: and he who hath not where with to pay, an account shall be taken and  handed over to the bishop of Zion, who shall  pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall  put into his hands: and the labors of the faith ful who labor in spiritual things, in administer ing the gospel and the things of the kingdom,  unto the church, and unto the world, shall an swer the debt unto the bishop in Zion: thus it  cometh out of the church, for according to the [p. 346]
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, 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.