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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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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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, Proposal for Zion’s City Center, [Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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, MO], ca. late Sept. 1833; handwriting of 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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; two pages; Edward Partridge, Papers, CHL.

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