[Hosea Stout Diary] Thursday Oct. 7th 1847. Was engaged all day in prepareing to start. Langley returned with only 2 horses. There was one or two councils on the subjectthe unanimous feeling of them all was for me to go in all speed
I put the affair of the guard into Allen Stouts hand during my absence. He now confined with a hard attact of the chill fever.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]