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Hosea Stout Journals

February 26, 1848

Summary: Brethren Jones' trial was held to resolve his unlawful living with Rosanna Cox.

Journal entry: Satur Feb. 26th 1848. Last evening Daniel Russel had a party, which was the first of many that he has had this winter, that was in order. Council met at ten. Benj Jones' case was held today in which he refered himself for living with Rosanna Cox unlawfully. After some inquiries of Allen and myself were made on the subject of the reasons for which had parted him and our sister Anna, he was forgiven. He was very penetent. It was decided that Preist Young would seal him & Rosanna, leaving him and -Anna to settle their own difficulties, which they did. The Boys' ball came tonight, which included many who did not clean any guns and intruded on the boys. They were named out and ordered off by Geo D Grant and the Boys rights were mantained. There were 27 guns cleaned today on the dancing order. Tonight I was around on guard late with F. Gardner.

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.