Jos Holbrook had seven head of his cattle stolen last night. We went South 6 miles and divided I with part of the company to the river bottoms & G. D. Grant with the rest to the West in the prairie where he found one of the Omahas with some of the Beef of Holbrooks cattle. He was asleep[.] When he came to the Indian the Spirit rested upon Br Grant & he spoke to the Omaha in his native tounge to the astonishment of all present for they all knew a few words in the Omaha tounge & knew he spoke by the Spirit to the understanding of the Omaha[.] After he was done speaking Grant took his horse & meat and his arms and brought them in. To night there was one man on guard on every Street East & West in in all 18 men 9 at once. I came home at one oclock with the sick head ache.
[Source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]