An explanation of
the following pattern.
is to be built first in Zion;
and is to be 97 feet long, and 61 feet wide within the walls,
and divided [a]nd
arranged in the following manner, viz: No. 1
is to represent a pul [pi]t
for the President of the
; No. 2. Do. for and
his counsellors; No. 2. D[itt]o
the ; No. 3. Do. for the
, and No 4. Do. for [the]
seats are to occupy 9 by 14 feet,
and are elevated as follows, [v]iz
the first, or No 4. one foot; the next, or No. 3. 2 feet, the next, or No. 2 3.
feet the next, or No. 1. 4 feet. The three highest are to have each three
Coves or stands for their respective speakers. The seats on each side are
to be occu pied by visiting brethren of the same grade of office, occupying
6 by 14 feet, and elevated as follows, viz: The first, or No. 4. are to be
raised 8 inches, the second, or [No.]
3. 16 inches; the third, or No. 2. 24 inches; the
No. 4 1. 32. inches. No.s 5, 6, 7, & 8, in
east end of the inner court
represent pulpits to be oocupied by the
, as follows, viz: No. 5. by the
; No. 6. by the
7 by the , and No. 8 by the
side seats to be occupied by visiting of [fi]cers
of the same grade. The pulpits in the east are to be built after the
form, and elevated in the same manner as those in the west, all e off with pannel work in the best workmanlike manner.
No. 9 represents five seats containing 12 by 14 feet, in each corner of
the house, to be occupied by singers, constructed so as to face the
respect ive pulpits, and elevated as follows, viz: The seat nearest the
pulpit is to raise rise 6 inches, the next
12 inches, and so on to the last, one rising 6 inches higher than the
No. 10 represents two rows of pews, one on each side of the house
containing 45 by 14 feet, and divided into [f]ourteen
No. 11 represents two tiers of pews, contain [in]g
25 by 12½ feet each, and each tier divided into fourteen seats each.
12 represents four Aisles, occupying 9 by 14 feet. There may be two in each aisle, the length of it, that is, 14 feet, one facing
west, and the [other]
east. No. 13 represents four fire-places. The chimneys should be
in the walls. No. 14 represents two aisles four feet wide, run [ning the]
whole length of the inner court from east to west. No. 15 [represent]s
four aisles two feet wide between the pulpits. No. 16 represents [two ve]stries
for depositing the sacred furniture of the house. [No. 17 re]presents
stairways and stairs. No. 18 represents four inch [spac]es
marked between the pews, for the purpose of dropping [a curt]ain
or vail, which is to hang in the upper wall, or arch to be [dropped d]own
at pleasure, and divide the house in
parts if [nece]ssary,
the vails crossing at right angles as marked on plan. No. 19 represents a
swing table 2½ feet wide to be raised [or]
let down at pleasure. This table is to hold the
20 represents two seats, one to face each pulpit.
Note 1. Observe, that as there are
pulpits in each end of the house, to avoid the necessity of the backs of
the congregation being towards the [s]peaker
at any time, the house must be finished with pews in [s]tead
The seats in the pews must be so constructed that [th]ey
can be slipped, or moved from one side of the pew to the other [a]t
pleasure, and then the congregation can without
trouble change their position at any time, and always face the speaker.
Note 2. The pulpit in the west end of
the house is to have vails, so that they may [be]
shut out from the view of the congregation whenever necessary: That is, a vail
will hang between the President of the high priest hood and his
counsellors, and the bishop; between the bishop and his counsellors, and
the high priests; between the high priests and elders; between the elders
and the con gregation, that is, four vails. N.B. The pulpits in the east
are to be furnished with vails in the same manner.
Note 3. The stairs are to commence
from the outer doors, that is, firstly a broad step, and another at the
angle as you ascend. N.B. The two doors leading into the inner court are
to be double pannel, two feet each, opening four feet, the whole wedth of
Note 4. The upper story is to be
finished after the same form of the lower one, and each story must be at
least fifteen feet between the floors.
Note 5. There must be hooks and rings
to suspend the vails, or curtains with, so that they can be raised or let
down at pleasure. N.B. Each room is to be finished with an eliptic
Explanation of the Side View.
This view represents nine forty eight
light windows above and below, of 7 by 9 glass.
The east window below, opposite the vestry, is to be blind.
sils and lintels are to be hewn stone. The lintels are to extend each
a few inches, as represented on the plan.
Gothics tops are to set over each window upon the lintels as represented
on the plan.
Raise the windows a propper distance from the foundations, according to
The foundation is to be rough stone a
sufficient highth, and then four rows of hewn stone as represented on the
the remainder of the walls of brick of the best kind. Raise the ground
round the house as high as the rough wall.
And when all the houses are built upon the squares,
the ground will raise rise at
an equal distance from each.
Explanation of the End View.
This represents five windows, and two
doors. Four of the windows of same as
those in the side. The middle window is to contain 60 [lig]hts
of glass besides the side lights, and the top.
The doors are [to]
be double pannel, each door to be 2½ feet wide, and to clear five feet
when open. There are to be side lights as
represented, and also gothic tops. The middle window is to be so set that
the light will reflect above and below, as represented on the plan,
where the line is drawn from side to side. The gable end is to be finished
with a fan light as represented on the plan. N.B. Take the
pitch of the roof from the draft.
Note 1. The
east doors are to open
opposite the 4 feet aisles.
2. There is to be a window as large as necessary, directly over the east
pulpt, to convey the light from the outer court through to the inner
Note 3. There will be no petition in
the upper story, there will be a rail [i]ng
over the lower petition far enough east to give room for a suffi cient
The east seats in the pulpits east will need a back work suffi ciently high
to rest the back.
the End View West.
represents nine windows; eight of them the same form & size of the
side windows, and the middle one like the middle window in the east end.
N.B. There being an error in putting the upper win dows too low, it was
thought needless to finish the plan; you will therefore put
the four common windows above, the proper height. Also a fan light in the
It will be nesessary to have fourteen
pillars for to support the building. Commence these pillars with rough
stone as low in the surface as the rough foundation. These pillars are to
be reared with in the foundation walls. Wood will answer above the first
& second floors; but they must stand directly over each other:
That is, the pillars upon the first floor, must stand over, or upon
those beneath, and so with these those in
the upper story.
☞Remarks.— Those patterns previously
sent you, per mail,
by our brethren, were incorrect in some respects; being drawn in grate
have therefore drawn these, which are correct. The form of the city was
also incorrect, being drawn in haste. also We
send you annother.
I have found since my arrival,
that our brethren here, have spared no pains nor labor to assist us in
Zion in all things, as fast as they had understanding communicated to
them. They have withheld no revela tions, nor precious knowledge of any
kind; neither have they failed, [i]n
the recption of our letters containing questions, to answer them
immediately. I have every reason to believe, that we have often lost
valuable information. In short, I may
say, that our brethren here have always had the warmest feelings of
friendship and esteem for us, and as deep an interest for the cause of
Zion as ourselves;
and even now, they pray for her deliverance unceasingly, and manifest a
love for her inhabitants, stronger than death!
And although it is manifest, that it is wisdom for me to tarry in this land for
yet I can say in truth, that my affections, my heart, and my all are in
Zion— I love her trees— I love her springs— I love her rivers— I love her
pearling streams— I love her beautiful and soul- charming landscapes, and
rolling prairies— I love her dust— I love her inhabitants,
and nothing but their salvation and to do the will of our Lord, would
persuade me to take my life in my hand, and travel amid death and
destruction alone a long and lonesome journey.
And O, my everlasting father, gra[n]t
in th[e] name of Jesus, that I may meet
you again on that holy mountain— O that he would deliver her from her
enemies— O that the day of her salvation was now come— And O that I with
you may yet see her wastes exalted, her ruined places built up, her towers
reach to heaven, her streets paved with gold, and
finally she purified and sanc tified, and bourn triumphant to the bosom of
the Father through Christ Jesus our Lord,
God bless you brethren in Christ, is the prayer of your unworthy brother,
[Drawing of side view of House of the Lord]