William Clayton, Joseph Smith's former scribe and secretary writes in his journal: "I told Winslow Farr concerning Hosea Stouts threats to take my life after the Twelve are gone &c. He called at night on his return from the Council and told me to be on my guard." Hosea Stout, was a former body guard of Joseph Smith and chief of police in Nauvoo. Brigham and others of the Twelve had just left Winter Quarters to go west.
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