4 October 1844 to 12 February 1846. Stout is appointed one of the presidents of the Eleventh Quorum of Seventy. As a colonel in the Nauvoo Legion, he stands guard with and supervises policemen. He is elected secretary of the Masonic Lodge. As a policeman, Stout frequently goes to court as a witness. He attends a City Council meeting where the police are reappointed, despite the revocation of the City Charter. Stout gathers a large body of policemen to defend Brigham Young against a mob and defends witnesses of the murder of Joseph Smith. He attends the capstone laying ceremony of the Nauvoo temple. A policeman is murdered while guarding the temple and Stout is made a Brigadier General of the Nauvoo Legion. He helps to coordinate the defense of the city and records speeches given to the Legion by Brigham Young, denouncing the mobs and the federal and state governments. Several policemen become disaffected with Stout, but he is reconciled with most. He receives his endowment and counters increasing mob violence, as well as abuses of power by various county leaders. Stout and his family leave Nauvoo with the advance companies of Saints. While crossing the Mississippi River, Stout sees a ferry sink.