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

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he was interrogated by one To know whether he Justified the course of conduct at the late election or not He said he did not and was willing and was willing to give his protest in writing which he did and also desired that there should be a public meeting called which <​I​> thinks was done on the next day. S.d Joseph Smith was not addressed on the subject but <​I​> was, who in behalf of the saints entered into an agreement with the other citizens of the that they <​<​we​> would​> live in peace enjoying those blessings fought <​for​> by our forefathers but while some of their leading men were entering into this contract others were raising mobs and in a short time the mob increased To 203 rank and file and they encamped within 6 miles of In the mean Time Joseph smith and those who came with him from returned To their homes in peace suspecting nothing,— <​but I​> seeing the rage of the mob and their full determination To drive the church from sent To (Major General of the division in which we lived) he immediately sent with between 200 or <​&​> 300 men— moved his troops [p. 13]
he was interrogated To know whether he Justified the course of conduct at the late election or not He said he did not and was willing to give his protest in writing which he did and also desired that there should be a public meeting called which I think was done on the next day. S.d Joseph Smith was not addressed on the subject but I was, who in behalf of the saints entered into an agreement with the other citizens of the that we would live in peace enjoying those blessings fought for by our forefathers but while some of their leading men were entering into this contract others were raising mobs and in a short time the mob increased To 203 rank and file and they encamped within 6 miles of In the mean Time Joseph smith and those who came with him from returned To their homes in peace suspecting nothing,— but I seeing the rage of the mob and their full determination To drive the church from sent To (Major General of the division in which we lived) he immediately sent with between 200 & 300 men— moved his troops [p. 13]
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