[Hosea Stout Diary] Thurs May 25th 1848.
There was many at work this morning at the raft but in some confusion to avoid which a committee of three were appointed to superintend the whole business of crossing and directing the camp in relation to locating after crossing.
The committee were Daniel Carns, Chancy G. Webb and myself. The raft was done at noon and 26 waggons crossed today which were located in the form of a hollow square for the main camp.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]