[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday March the 22nd 1847. Cold North wind and a handsome driving snow which is falling fast this morning I was at home untill one oclock and then went to a meting of the officers of the two Emegrating companies.
Here President Young gave notice that it was his intention & also of the 12 to proceede on the great Basin without stoping if they can, with only two pioneers to a waggon and that he intended to locate a Stake of Zion and this fall come back after his family also for only small families to go in the summer &c.also decided to move the houses West of Second Main Street and there form a line of Stockade with houses & bring up the south line to my house which is one block North and to commence the same this day one week. I went from there and regulated the guard and came home and staid.
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]