Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

law every man that cometh up to Zion, must  lay all things before the bishop in Zion.
4 And now, verily I say unto you, that as  every elder in this part of the vineyard, must  give an account of his stewardship unto the  bishop in this part of the vineyard, a certifi cate from the judge or bishop in this part of  the vineyard, unto the bishop in Zion, render eth every man acceptable, and answereth all  things, for an inheritance, and to be received  as a wise steward, and as a faithful laborer;  otherwise he shall not be accepted of the bish op in Zion. And now, verily I say unto you,  let every elder who shall give an account unto  the bishop of the church, in this part of the  vineyard, be recommended by the church, or  churches, in which he labors, that he may  render himself and his accounts approved in  all things. And again, let my servants who  are appointed as stewards over the literary  concerns of my church, have claim for assis tance upon the bishop or bishops, in all things,  that the revelations may be published, and go  forth unto the ends of the earth, that they  also may obtain funds which shall benefit the  church, in all things; that they also may ren der themselves approved in all things and be  accounted as wise stewards. And now, be hold this shall be an ensample for all the ex tensive branches of my church, in whatsoev er land they shall be established. And now  I make an end of my sayings: Amen.
5 A few words in addition to the laws of  the kingdom, respecting the members of the  church; they that are appointed by the Holy [p. 347]
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.