Plan for Zion’s Central Squares, circa September 1833

I have marked out the 2 squares below & also the 24 buildings. I have arranged them so  as to leave the spaces between them more equal, and according to the natural judgment  of man would be preferable to the arrangement on the plat <you sent you,>— Thinking perhaps that their  arrangement was not by revelation, and that also that you had not seen them platted out has  induced me to plat them this way for you to view & reflect upon
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If the plan on this [page torn] should be considered preferable to the other perhaps it would be wisdom  to set the buildings [page torn]rer the streets than what they are marked [p. [1]]
In June 1833, the church’s presidency in Kirtland, Ohio, sent plans to Missouri church leaders for the projected temple and city of Zion. Revisions were later made and Frederick G. Williams redrew both sketches, which were sent to Missouri sometime in September 1833. Bishop Edward Partridge then drafted this revised proposal for the central temple complex.