January 26, 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 still cleaning the public arms; corn is exchanged.
Journal entry: Wed. Jan 26th 1848. Police are occupied at cleaning the guns.
Commenced to exchange corn with those who are going over the river to live for their corn here which saves transportation both ways. We collected most of our corn in this way.
We had Langley tried tonight at Woolly store for not holding the truth sacred as we called it & fined Woolly one gallon all in fun.
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.