Mormon History, Jun 14, 1848

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 14th I rode to G A Smith's took him into my carriage then rode to the ferry. Dined with Br Bensons at night. Crossed the river to See Br Richards. Just as we landed the blowing of the Bugle & rush to arms & report that Indians were coming upon the people created quite an excitement in the place.
About 80 men assembled together but were in a poor State for an attack. But no indians came.
They were addressed by A Lyman G. A. Smith & W Woodruff upon the necessity of being well armed & prepared for Indians attacks while in an Indian Country. The men were required to meet evry night at sun set for drilling. The night previous to this the Omahas came upon some Pawnees who were in the place & fired Arrows upon them. They returned the fire with powder & ball but none killed. We returned to Br Richards & spent the night in his carriage.
During the day while the Boat went up the river to cross over the river one of then Boatman was knocked overboard & was drowning. Capt Hewit jumped overboard to save the man & they would have both drowned had not A Pawnee jumped into the river & saved them both. 14 m.

[Diaries of Hosea Stout]
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,]

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