Lyman Wight, Testimony, 1 July 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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here <​& I​> declares that he <​I​> never knew s.d Joseph smith To dictate by his influence or otherwise any of the officers either civil or military, he himself being exempt from military duty from the amputation from <​his leg <​of​>​> the bone of his leg a part of the bone on account of a fever sore. <​I​> removed from To purchased <​a preemption right​> for which he <​I​> gave 750 dollars, gained another by the side thereof, put in a large crop and became acquainted with the citizens of who appeared very friendly. In the month of June or July there was a Town laid off partly on his <​my​> preemption and partly on lands belonging to Government the emigration commenced Flowing To this newly laid <​off​> Town very rapidly This excited a prejudice in the minds of some of the <​old​> citizens who were an ignorant set <​&​> not very far advanced before the aborigenes of the country in civilization or cultivated minds, fearing lest this rapid tide of emigration should deprive [p. 11]
I declare that I never knew s.d Joseph smith To dictate by his influence or otherwise any of the officers either civil or military, he himself being exempt from military duty from the amputation from his leg of a part of the bone on account of a fever sore. I removed from To purchased a preemption right for which I gave 750 dollars, gained another by the side thereof, put in a large crop and became acquainted with the citizens of who appeared very friendly. In the month of June or July there was a Town laid off partly on my preemption and partly on lands belonging to Government the emigration commenced Flowing To this newly laid off Town very rapidly This excited a prejudice in the minds of some of the old citizens who were an ignorant set & not very far advanced before the aborigenes of the country in civilization or cultivated minds, fearing lest this rapid tide of emigration should deprive [p. 11]
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