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Hosea Stout Journals

January 25, 1848

Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.

Summary: The Council House, being filled with public arms, looks like a gunsmith establishment. Pork is stolen from one of the Brethren.

Journal entry: Tuesday Jan 25th 1848. Today the police commenced to clean & put in order the public arms which I assure you was a laborious & tedious job. The Council House looked more like a gun smith establishment than anything else.

Last night J. P. Harmons' pork house was entered and considerable pork taken out which Longley by strategy found out was done by Bushrod W. Wilson. He was had up before Bp H. Peck and made to pay four fold & restore the pork taken.

E. Gardner returned today with some corn, the avails of their preaching.

Source: On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout 1844-1861 Volume I - Edited by Juanita Brooks. Permission to use excerpts granted by Utah State Historical Society and the University of Utah Press.