Schaff, Philip. "Ecclesiastical Organization." The Oldest Church Manual Called the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1886, 62-64.
Chapters 11-13 and 15 of the Didache discuss "church polity and discipline" (Schaff 1886, 62). Schaff considers chapter 14 to be an interruption to the work's natural logical flow.
The status of church leadership identified by Schaff is a decline of apostolic leadership, probably continued by a second tier of apostles and prophets, while local congregations were normally led by presbyters and deacons (Schaff 1886, 62). This leads Schaff to suggest a date of 70-110 (Schaff 1886, 63).
The text does not mention any of the arly influential centers of Christianity, nor the apostle Peter. It is clear that Christian instruction is provided prior to a Trinitarian baptism, and that there is unity in prayer and in the Eucharist. The assumption of the community that there is brotherhood, even of those Christians they have never met, suggests they assume the same process to be in effect elsewhere (Schaff 1886, 63).