Letterbook 1

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with the addition of side lights this middle window is designed to light both above and below as the upper floor is to be laid off in the same way as the lower and arched over head, with curtains or vailes as before mentioned, you will be careful to have hooks and rings to suspend your vails on so they can be let down or raised at any time at pleasure, also as you see the pulpits are to have four seats one raising above another, for instance, the Elders seat is the lowest, next comes the high Priests, Next the Bishops so each of these must have a vail that is suspended to the upper floor so to be let down which will at any time when necessary be let down, and shut off each stand or seat by itself. The doors are to be 5 feet 6 wide 9 feet high, and to be in the east end <of> the house. The west end is to have no doors, but in other respects to be like the east, except the windows are to be opposite to the alleys which run east and west, The roof of the house to have one fourth pitch, the door to have gothick top as the windows, The Shingles of the roof to be painted before they are put on. There is to be a fan light as you see. The windows & doors are all to have Venetians, a belcony in the East end and a Bell of verry large size June 25— th 1833
Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri • 25 June 1833
Brethren, <To> , <and others> June 25.— 1833
" We have received your last containing a number of questions which you desire us to answer. This we do the more readily as we desire with all our hearts, the prosperity of Zion and the peace of her inhabitants, for we have as great an interest in the welfare of Zion as you can have— Firs[t], as respects getting the <book of> commandments bound, we think it is not necessary. They will be sold as well without binding, and there is no book binder to be had as we know of, nor is there materials to be had for binding without keeping the Books too long from circulation— With regard to the Books of Mormon which are in the hands of Bro Burket, we say to you get them from Bro Burket, give him a receipt for them [p. 44]
with the addition of side lights this middle window is designed to light both above and below as the upper floor is to be laid off in the same way as the lower and arched over head, with curtains or vailes as before mentioned, you will be careful to have hooks and rings to suspend your vails on so they can be let down or raised at any time at pleasure, also as you see the pulpits are to have four seats one raising above another, for instance, the Elders seat is the lowest, next comes the high Priests, Next the Bishops so each of these must have a vail that is suspended to the upper floor so to be let down which will at any time when necessary be let down, and shut off each stand or seat by itself. The doors are to be 5 feet 6 wide 9 feet high, and to be in the east end of the house. The west end is to have no doors, but in other respects to be like the east, except the windows are to be opposite to the alleys which run east and west, The roof of the house to have one fourth pitch, the door to have gothick top as the windows, The Shingles of the roof to be painted before they are put on. There is to be a fan light as you see. The windows & doors are all to have Venetians, a belcony in the East end and a Bell of verry large size June 25— th 1833
Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri • 25 June 1833
Brethren, To , and others June 25.— 1833
" We have received your last containing a number of questions which you desire us to answer. This we do the more readily as we desire with all our hearts, the prosperity of Zion and the peace of her inhabitants, for we have as great an interest in the welfare of Zion as you can have— First, as respects getting the book of commandments bound, we think it is not necessary. They will be sold as well without binding, and there is no book binder to be had as we know of, nor is there materials to be had for binding without keeping the Books too long from circulation— With regard to the Books of Mormon which are in the hands of Bro Burket, we say to you get them from Bro Burket, give him a receipt for them [p. 44]
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