[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday March the 29th 1847. Weather as yesterday. This morning the pioneers met again to make arraingements to be off. I was around as usual[.] Hard times to keep up the guard for I can not get but two out at once as so many of the police are sick absent or preparing to go with the pioneers & tonight only one at a time could be got out at once.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]