Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as a temporal benefit, you had pro bably better call the officers of the Church  immediately together and appoint some  one to circulate a subscription that  each individual after signing may  have a sufficient time to make prep arations to pay what they sign for it  will be necessary, whereever the brethren are  that are at a distance from that  they exert themselvs to send on their gift  or assistence as soon as they can to  though they can if they believe best to wait  on those that sign until the first of Sept  and then collect in and send on to  These considerations we have writen  to you— knowing it to be our duty  thus to do and may the Lord help you  to exert yourselves with us in useing  the means to bring about the glorious  work of the Lord and may we all be kept  by the grace of God unto Eternal life Amen
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“Explanation of the Plat of the City of Zion” • circa 25 June 1833
An explination of the plot of the City  of Zion sent to the brethren in Zion  the 25 of June 1833——
This plot contains one mile squ[a]re  all the squ[a]res in the plot contains ten  acres each being 40 rods squ[a]re you will  observe that the lots are laid off alternate  in the squ[a]re, in one squ[a]re running  from the south and north to the line  through the middle of the squ[a]re, and the  next, the lots run from the east and west [p. 38]
as a temporal benefit, you had probably better call the officers of the Church immediately together and appoint some one to circulate a subscription that each individual after signing may have a sufficient time to make preparations to pay what they sign for it will be necessary, whereever the brethren are that are at a distance from that they exert themselvs to send on their gift or assistence as soon as they can to though they can if they believe best to wait on those that sign until the first of Sept and then collect in and send on to These considerations we have writen to you— knowing it to be our duty thus to do and may the Lord help you to exert yourselves with us in useing the means to bring about the glorious work of the Lord and may we all be kept by the grace of God unto Eternal life Amen
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“Explanation of the Plat of the City of Zion” • circa 25 June 1833
An explination of the plot of the City of Zion sent to the brethren in Zion the 25 of June 1833——
This plot contains one mile square all the squares in the plot contains ten acres each being 40 rods square you will observe that the lots are laid off alternate in the square, in one square running from the south and north to the line through the middle of the square, and the next, the lots run from the east and west [p. 38]
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