February 24, 1848
Summary: A gun cleaning party was organized to help the police.
Journal entry: Thurs Feb 24th 1848. Was around to enlist more help to clean guns as the police were getting tired of their job, as well they might. Today we got up the idea of making up a party and all who would put a gun in good order might come. They finding everything, this work was committed to F. Gardner & H. Stevens. Such was the dancing fever that they soon had as there were just enough workers as the police could superintend.
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.