January 21, 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, police, and Hosea have meeting to discuss seditious spirit issues.
Journal entry: Friday Jan 21st 1848. This morning the Council & police met as agreed last evening at 9 o'clock. I was called upon to give a relation of things as they existed in & about this place.
I was all the fore-noon at my report when we adjourned for dinner and met again when I finished my report & was followed by several of the police who also testified that my statements were all correct. I assure you that we unfolded a black budget to the astonishment of the Council who did not even suspect how matters were going. I do not wish to say anything about the state of affairs as it is not very essential to the reader.
After the reports of the police were made the Council decided that we had not sounded a needless alarm. Also that a charge should be prefered by me against E. D. Woolley as a beginning to put down some of the iniquity reported. The charge I prefered was for using seditious and unbecoming language against the Council and authorities of this place. The Council seemed determined to put a stop the course of things.
After Council I went to see & have an interview with Priest Harris then came home about 9 o'clock and issued an order on Smith & Donalld Store for their tax.
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.