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Hosea Stout Journals

January 23, 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: Police are instructed to put the public arms in order.

Journal entry: Sunday Jan 23rd 1848. Several police here today. Whitehead the Clerk came here to read & correct the minutes of Friday last. Afterwards was around.

Today Groves Calkins, Gardner, and the police committee started over the river to fill their mission. Priest Young wants the police to put the public arms in order.

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.