[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday March the 15th 1847. Up late. Cold day but clear. I was around as usual. The pioneers met today to begin to organize to be off
At six oclock this evening there was a Council held of the Twelve, most of High Council & the captains of 100s & 50s of the two Emegrating divisions of the Camp of Israel, at the Council house
Here many questions were proposed and decided as the best policy for this people to pursue after the Twelve & pioneers are gone among the rest it was decided to keep up the police under its present organization & that they be sustained by taxation as heretofore. Also that the main camp which moves on in the summer be organized into a military body with Genl C. C. Rich at their head[.] John Scott to be continued in his office & for me to have charge of the guard on the journey.
This place is to be controlled by the High Council & the Presidency of the two divisions[.] No one is to start in the camp without 300 bbs of bread stuff to each individual in his family[1/4 page blank]
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]