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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

12 And again, there shall be another treasury prepared and a treasurer appointed to keep the treasury, and a seal shall be placed upon it; and all moneys that you receive in your stewardships, by improving upon the properties which I have appointed unto you, in houses or in lands, or in cattle, or in all things save it be the holy and sacred writings, which I have reserved unto myself for holy and sacred purposes, shall be cast into the treasury as fast as you receive moneys, by hundreds or by fifties, or by twenties, or by tens, or by fives, or in other words, if any man among you obtain five talents let him cast them into the treasury; or if he obtain ten, or twenty, or fifty, or an hundred, let him do likewise; and let not any man among you say that it is his own, for it shall not be called his, nor any part of it; and there shall not any part of it be used, or taken out of the treasury, only by the voice and common consent of the order. And this shall be the voice and common consent of the order: that any man among you, say unto the treasurer, I have need of this to help me in my stewardship: if it be five talents, or if it be ten talents, or twenty, or fifty, or an hundred, the treasurer shall give unto him the sum which he requires, to help him in his stewardship, until he be found a transgressor, and it is manifest before the council of the order plainly, that he is an unfaithful, and an unwise steward; but so long as he is in full fellowship, and is faithful, and wise in his stewardship, this shall be his token unto the treasurer that the treasurer shall not [p. 382]
12 And again, there shall be another trea sury prepared and a treasurer appointed to  keep the treasury, and a seal shall be placed  upon it; and all moneys that you receive in  your stewardships, by improving upon the  properties which I have appointed unto you,  in houses or in lands, or in cattle, or in all  things save it be the holy and sacred writings,  which I have reserved unto myself for holy  and sacred purposes, shall be cast into the  treasury as fast as you receive moneys, by  hundreds or by fifties, or by twenties, or by  tens, or by fives, or in other words, if any man  among you obtain five talents let him cast  them into the treasury; or if he obtain ten, or  twenty, or fifty, or an hundred, let him do like wise; and let not any man among you say that  it is his own, for it shall not be called his, nor  any part of it; and there shall not any part of  it be used, or taken out of the treasury, only  by the voice and common consent of the or der. And this shall be the voice and common  consent of the order: that any man among  you, say unto the treasurer, I have need of  this to help me in my stewardship: if it be  five talents, or if it be ten talents, or twenty,  or fifty, or an hundred, the treasurer shall give  unto him the sum which he requires, to help  him in his stewardship, until he be found a  transgressor, and it is manifest before the  council of the order plainly, that he is an un faithful, and an unwise steward; but so long  as he is in full fellowship, and is faithful, and  wise in his stewardship, this shall be his token  unto the treasurer that the treasurer shall not [p. 382]
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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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