Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The side view represents five windows in each story the windows are to have each forty eight lights 7 by 9— 6 one way and 8 the other the sides and lintils of the windows to be of hewn stone and on the top of the lenter is to be Gothic tops as you see but the window must have a lintle and so with the outside doors all with Gothick tops make your house 14 feet high between the floors there will not be a gallery but a chamber each story to be 14 feet high arched over head with an eliptic arch each of the stories, let the under part or foundation of the house be of stone let it be raised sufficiently high to admit of banking up so high as to admit of a descent evry way from the house so far as to divide the distance between this house and the next to it on top of those stone and above the embankment let there be two rows of hewn stone and then commence the brick on the hewn stone the entire hight of the house 28 feet each story being 14 feet make the wall a sufficient thickness for a house of this size observe particularly that as there are pulpits at each end of the house that the backs of the Congregation must be to one of them and they will want occasionly to Change, in order for this the house must have pews instead of slips and in the pews let the seats loose so as to slip from <one> side of the pew to the other so as to face either pulpit as <occasion> may require—
The end view represents five windows the same <size> as the side the middle window excepted, it is to be the same with [p. 43]
The side view represents five windows in each story the windows are to have each forty eight lights 7 by 9— 6 one way and 8 the other the sides and lintils of the windows to be of hewn stone and on the top of the lenter is to be Gothic tops as you see but the window must have a lintle and so with the outside doors all with Gothick tops make your house 14 feet high between the floors there will not be a gallery but a chamber each story to be 14 feet high arched over head with an eliptic arch each of the stories, let the under part or foundation of the house be of stone let it be raised sufficiently high to admit of banking up so high as to admit of a descent evry way from the house so far as to divide the distance between this house and the next to it on top of those stone and above the embankment let there be two rows of hewn stone and then commence the brick on the hewn stone the entire hight of the house 28 feet each story being 14 feet make the wall a sufficient thickness for a house of this size observe particularly that as there are pulpits at each end of the house that the backs of the Congregation must be to one of them and they will want occasionly to Change, in order for this the house must have pews instead of slips and in the pews let the seats loose so as to slip from one side of the pew to the other so as to face either pulpit as occasion may require—
The end view represents five windows the same size as the side the middle window excepted, it is to be the same with [p. 43]
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