February 23, 1848
Journal entry: Wed Feb. 23rd 1848. The weather was so cold today that we did not go over the river to work the road which is through the willows. The work is not needed now as the deep mud there is froze to a good road. J. M. Stroder put up a store and his clerk, Br Bartlett, wet his flag today, as it is so called by treating the customers. He was partly forced into it as he was unwilling to do it. Around as usual.
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.