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Proposal for Zion’s City Center from Edward Partridge, circa Late September 1833

Proposal for Zion’s City Center from Edward Partridge, circa Late September 1833

A view of the 24 houses as sent on the plat7

Cardinal Directions

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The following are cardinal directions that appear, respectively, on the top, left, bottom, and right of the page.  


N
W
S
E

Original Plan for Central Squares

24
64646462
36912 99 ft
10
25811 4
10
214710 4
44
24
6464646
15182124 4
10
14172023 4
10
13161922 4
4
[p. [2]]
A vie[w] [o]f6

TEXT: “vie[hole in paper]f”.  


the 24 houses as sent on the plat7

Cardinal Directions

8

The following are cardinal directions that appear, respectively, on the top, left, bottom, and right of the page.  


N
W
S
E

Original Plan for Central Squares

24
64646462
36912 99 ft
10
25811 4
10
214710 4
44
24
6464646
15182124 4
10
14172023 4
10
13161922 4
4
[p. [2]]
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Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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, Jackson Co., MO, Proposal for Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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’s City Center, ca. late Sept. 1833; retained copy, [ca. late Sept. 1833]; handwriting of Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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; one page; Edward Partridge Papers, CHL.
One leaf measuring 7⅜ × 12⅛ inches (19 × 31 cm). The document contains two ink drawings—one on each side of the leaf—of the plat for the city of Zion

Also referred to as New Jerusalem. JS revelation, dated Sept. 1830, prophesied that “city of Zion” would be built among Lamanites (American Indians). JS directed Oliver Cowdery and other missionaries preaching among American Indians in Missouri to find location...

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’s two center blocks with dimensions and explanations. This document and others in the collection underwent conservation efforts in the mid-1980s.
This document, along with other papers belonging to Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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, was in the Partridge family’s possession until at least the mid-1880s, sometime after which it came into the possession of the Church Historian’s Office.1

See Whitney, “Aaronic Priesthood,” 5–6; Partridge, Genealogical Record, 1; and the full bibliographic entry for the Edward Partridge Papers in the CHL catalog.  


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