175 years ago today - Mar 25 1848

[Hosea Stout] ... Council met today and passed the following law."On motion of President B. Young it was unanimously voted that the Captain of the Police be authorized to call upon as many Brethren to volunteer free of expense as he needs out of each Ward to stand guard for one month to come to entirely prevent the Indians from coming into Winter Quarters at nights; also that no one trade with the Indians. If they do they are liable to a fine of one dollar and forfeit the article they have traded for"

After recieving a copy of this law I forthwith went to the executing the same which was a great task I assure you as men were full of excuses & not willing to stand guard.

[Diaries of Hosea Stout]

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