Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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among you to keep the treasury, and he shall be ordained un to this blessing; and there shall be a seal upon the treasury,  and all the sacred things shall be delivered into the treasury,  and no man among you shall call it his own, or any part of it,  for it shall belong to you all with one accord; and I give it un to you from this very hour: and now see to it, that ye go to  and make use of the stewardship which I have appointed unto  you, exclusive of the sacred things, for the purpose of shine lane [printing] these sacred things, as I have said: and the avails of the  sacred things shall be had in the treasury, and a seal shall be  upon it, and it shall not be used or taken out of the treasury  by any one, neither shall the seal be loosed which shall be  placed upon it, only by the voice of the order, or by command ment. And thus shall ye preserve all the avails of the sacred  things in the treasury, for sacred and holy purposes: and this  shall be called the sacred treasury of the Lord: and a seal shall  be kept upon it that it may be holy and consecrated unto the  Lord.
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 stew ardships, by improving upon the properties which I have ap pointed 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 hun dreds 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 com mon consent of the order: that any man among you, say unto  the treasurer, I have need of this to help me in my steward ship: 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 stew ard; but so long as he is in full fellowship, and is faithful, and  wise in his stewardship, this shall be his token unto the treas urer that the treasurer shall not withhold. But in case of  transgression the treasurer shall be subject unto the council  and voice of the order. And in case the treasurer is found an [p. 244]
among you to keep the treasury, and he shall be ordained unto this blessing; and there shall be a seal upon the treasury, and all the sacred things shall be delivered into the treasury, and no man among you shall call it his own, or any part of it, for it shall belong to you all with one accord; and I give it unto you from this very hour: and now see to it, that ye go to and make use of the stewardship which I have appointed unto you, exclusive of the sacred things, for the purpose of shinelane [printing] these sacred things, as I have said: and the avails of the sacred things shall be had in the treasury, and a seal shall be upon it, and it shall not be used or taken out of the treasury by any one, neither shall the seal be loosed which shall be placed upon it, only by the voice of the order, or by commandment. And thus shall ye preserve all the avails of the sacred things in the treasury, for sacred and holy purposes: and this shall be called the sacred treasury of the Lord: and a seal shall be kept upon it that it may be holy and consecrated unto the Lord.
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 withhold. But in case of transgression the treasurer shall be subject unto the council and voice of the order. And in case the treasurer is found an [p. 244]
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