Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to the middle line each lot is four perches  in front and 20 back making 1/2 of an acre  in each lot so that no one street will be built  on intirely through the street but one squ[a]re  the houses will stand on one street and on the  next one another except the middle range of  squ[a]res which runs north and south in which  range are the painted squ[a]res the lots are laid  off in their squ[a]res North and South all of them  because their squ[a]res are 40 perches by 60 being  twenty perches longer than the other the long  way of them being east and west and by  running all the lots in their squ[a]res North  and South it makes all the lots in the city  of one size the painted squ[a]res in the middle  are for public building, the one without any  figures is for for the and  to be devoted to his use[.] Figure 1 is for  for the use of the , the circles inside  of the squ[a]re are the places for the temples you  will see it contains twelve[.] figures 2 is for  the temples for the it also  is to contain 12 Temples the whole plot  is supposed to contain from 15 to 20 thousand  people you will therefore see that it will  require 24 buildings to supply them with  houses of worship Schools houses &c and  none of these temples are to be smaller then  the one of which we send you a draft. This  Temple is to be built in squ[a]re marked <Fig–> one  and to be built where the circle is which has a  cross on it on the North and south of the plot  where the line is drawn is to be Laid off  for barns stables &c for the use of the City  so that no barns or stabls will be in the  city among the houses the ground to be [p. 39]
to the middle line each lot is four perches in front and 20 back making 1/2 of an acre in each lot so that no one street will be built on intirely through the street but one square the houses 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 their squares North and South all of them because their squares are 40 perches by 60 being twenty perches longer than the other the long way of them being east and west and by running all the lots in their squares North and South it makes all the lots in the city of one size the painted squares in the middle are for public building, the one without any figures is for for the and to be devoted to his use. Figure 1 is for for the use of the , the circles inside of the square are the places for the temples you will see it contains twelve. figures 2 is for the temples for the it also is to contain 12 Temples the whole plot is supposed to contain from 15 to 20 thousand people you will therefore see that it will require 24 buildings to supply them with houses of worship Schools and none of these temples are to be smaller then the one of which we send you a draft. This Temple is to be built in square marked Fig– one and to be built where the circle is which has a cross on it on the North and south of the plot where the line is drawn is to be Laid off for barns stables &c for the use of the City so that no barns or stabls will be in the city among the houses the ground to be [p. 39]
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