[Hosea Stout Diary] Thursday March 18th 1847. General turn out on the dam. Very warm clear day. South wind. I and Allen & G. W. Langley went up the river hunting & trying our guns and back at one oclock.and I went around town again to visit the mill dam &c. Went on guard a short time at night. About eleven oclock Carns & Langley came to my house with a large jug of whiskey which the B had hid out to glut their brutish appetites with, acting at the same time with as much contempt as they could towards the guard who were close by and they so they concluded to retaliate by taking it to themselves.
The [blank] had a party at the council house
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]