History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A council of the Elders of the church was held at  , <New York> the same day. Elder , was pres ident, and Bro Chester L. Heath clerk. Bro Paul entered  a complaint against Brother James Higby [Higbee], an elder,  for circulating false and slanderous reports, and not  observing the order of the Gospel, and presented evidence  unimpeachable, to substantiate the same to the satis faction of the Council; from which, and from Bro—  Higby’s own mouth, and the spirit he showed, he  was declared guilty by the Council, and he was  cut off from the church. The council then dem anded his licence, and the church Book <Record>, which  he utterly refused; therefore, resolved that the proced ings of the Council be sent to , and noted <that it may be  known> among the <different branches of th[e]> churches. Copied into the Kirtland Records, June 29th 1833.

25 June 1833 • Tuesday

An explanation of the plot of the  sent to the brethren in Zion, the 25th. of June, 1833.
This Plot contains one mile square. All the  squares in the Plot contain ten acres each, being  forty rods square. You will observe that the lots are  laid off alternately in the squares; in one square run ning from the south and north to the line through  the centre of the square; and in the next, the lots run  from the east and West, to the centre line. Each lot  is four perches in front, and twenty back, making  one fourth half of an acre in each lot, so that no  one street will be built on, entirely through the  street; but one square, the house will stand on one  street, and on the next one, another, except the  middle range of squares, which runs north and  south, in which range are the painted squares.
The lots are laid off in these squares North and  South, all of them; because these squares are forty perches  by sixty, being twenty perches longer than the other,  their greatest length being East and West, and by run ning all these squares, North and South, it makes all  the lots in the City of one size.
The painted squares in the middle are for public  buildings. The one without any figures, is for [p. 305]
A council of the Elders of the church was held at , New York the same day. Elder , was president, and Bro Chester . Heath clerk. Bro Paul entered a complaint against Brother James Higby [Higbee], an elder, for circulating false and slanderous reports, and not observing the order of the Gospel, and presented evidence unimpeachable, to substantiate the same to the satisfaction of the Council; from which, and from Bro— Higby’s own mouth, and the spirit he showed, he was declared guilty by the Council, and he was cut off from the church. The council then demanded his licence, and the church Record, which he utterly refused; therefore, resolved that the procedings of the Council be sent to , that it may be known among the different branches of the church.

25 June 1833 • Tuesday

An explanation of the plot of the sent to the brethren in Zion, the 25th. of June, 1833.
This Plot contains one mile square. All the squares in the Plot contain ten acres each, being forty rods square. You will observe that the lots are laid off alternately in the squares; in one square running from the south and north to the line through the centre of the square; and in the next, the lots run from the east and West, to the centre line. Each lot is four perches in front, and twenty back, making one half of an acre in each lot, so that no one street will be built on, entirely through the street; but one square, the house will stand on one street, and on the next one, another, except the middle range of squares, which runs north and south, in which range are the painted squares.
The lots are laid off in these squares North and South, all of them; because these squares are forty perches by sixty, being twenty perches longer than the other, their greatest length being East and West, and by running all these squares, North and South, it makes all the lots in the City of one size.
The painted squares in the middle are for public buildings. The one without any figures, is for [p. 305]
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