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

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them of office of which they were dear lovers— This was more plainly exhibited at the August election in the year 1838 the old settlers then swore that not one Mormon should vote at that election, accordingly they commenced operations by fist and skull this Terminated in the loss of some Teeth some blood <​flesh​> and some blood. the combat being very strongly contested on both sides many mormons were deprived of their votes <​& I​> was followed to the polls by 3 ruffians To the polls with stones in their hands swearing they would kill him <​me​> if he <​I​> voted. a false rumour was immediately sent To such as 2 or 3 mormons were killed and were not suffered To be buried the next day a considerable number of the saints came out To <​my​> s house S.d [said] Joseph smith came with them He enquired of <​me​> concerning the difficulty, the answer was Political difficulties, he then asked if there was any thing serious, the answer was no I think not, we then all mounted our horses and rode up into the Prairie a short distance from <​my​> s house to a cool spring near the house of where the greater number stopped for refreshment whilst a few waited on [p. 12]
them of office of which they were dear lovers— This was more plainly exhibited at the August election in the year 1838 the old settlers then swore that not one Mormon should vote at that election, accordingly they commenced operations by fist and skull this Terminated in the loss of some Teeth some flesh and some blood. the combat being very strongly contested on both sides many mormons were deprived of their votes & I was followed to the polls by 3 ruffians with stones in their hands swearing they would kill me if I voted. a false rumour was immediately sent To such as 2 or 3 mormons were killed and were not suffered To be buried the next day a considerable number of the saints came out To my house S.d [said] Joseph smith came with them He enquired of me concerning the difficulty, the answer was Political difficulties, he then asked if there was any thing serious, the answer was no I think not, we then all mounted our horses and rode up into the Prairie a short distance from my house to a cool spring near the house of where the greater number stopped for refreshment whilst a few waited on [p. 12]
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