February 2, 1848
Summary: Engaged in police matters.
Journal entry: Wed Feb. 2nd 1848. Engaged with police matters & B. Coveys' case. It is now plainly manifest that he is guilty of seducing two girls right over twelve years of age which was reported to the president. Had a police meeting at Cox Shop at dark on the subject of the public arms Decided for each policeman to put in order five guns. They also agreed to allow Allen 50 cents per day for keeping the stray pen to Nov and 25 cents to Jan.
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.