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Proposal for Zion’s City Center from Edward Partridge, circa Late September 1833

Proposal for Zion’s City Center from Edward Partridge, circa Late 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 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]]
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]]
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In June 1833, the church’s presidency in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio, sent plans to Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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church leaders for the projected temple and city of Zion. Revisions were later made and Frederick G. Williams

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redrew both sketches, which were sent to Missouri sometime in September 1833. Bishop Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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then drafted this revised proposal for the central temple complex.

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