[Hosea Stout Diary] Thursday Feb. 4th 1847. Today I was quite unwellwas around as before.regulated the guard[.] The following in a copy of the order I recieved from Col Markham.
Omaha Nation ) February 3rd 1847
Winter Quarters (
) Col Stout you are hereby required and commanded to collect in, and take charge of all the public arms and accoutrements in this place, that are now in your possession; and if any persons having any such public arms and accoutrements in their possession, shall refuse to deliver up the same: you will report the same to me forthwith.
Stephen Markham Col
I proceeded today to execute the above order by ascertaining where the public arms were.
Met the council this evening as usual at the Council house[.] The subject of the beef committee was taken up an the complaint of Father John Smith who was not satisfied with some things about it. The thing was talked out of "countenance" and finally Prest Brigham Young moved to have the whole matter laid over till the first resurrection & them burn the papers the day before
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]