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Hosea Stout Journals

January 15, 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 Brethren go to recieve their pay from the soldiers; Petition is given for a post office at the Tabernacle.

Journal entry: Sat. Jan 15th 1848. This morning we went to recieve our pay of the soldiers for our services but they were so very mean & penurious about paying us after so largely boasting that fifty dollars was nothing if only they could get the man that we told them that rather than take so mean & penurious a price we would not have any thing. Daniel Russell also used his influence for us not to be honorably paid as Mr Long told us.

After we were through with this soldier affair, I went to the office & reported their proceedings to the president also the way we handled Mr Long.

Here signed a petition to Washington for a post office at the Tabernacle.

President Young went to the Tabernacle today to a feast called the Jubelee.

About dark a house was burned belonging to one of the Cutlers. Loss considerable.

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.