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

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The mob again assembled and went to Carroll county there being a small branch of the church at that place, but of the Transactions of at this place <​I​> has <​have​> no personal knowledge, they succeeded in driving the church from that place some to the east and some to the west &c this increased their ardour and with a redoubled <​forces​> from several counties of the they again returned to To renew the attack many unwanton attacks and violations of the rights of citizens Took place at this time from the hands of this hellish band <​I​> believing forbearance no longer to be a virtue again sent To the for military aid who ordered out came part of the way but fearing his men would mutinize and Join the mob he came on ahead and conversed with <​me​> a considerable time— the night previous to his arrival the of was driven from her house by this ruthless mob, <​&​> came into a distance of Three miles carrying Two children on her hips one of which was then rise of Two years old the other 6 or 8 months old the snow being over shoe mouth deep & she having to wade which was [p. 15]
The mob again assembled and went to Carroll county there being a small branch of the church at that place, but of the Transactions at this place I have no personal knowledge, they succeeded in driving the church from that place some to the east and some to the west &c this increased their ardour and with redoubled forces from several counties of the they returned to To renew the attack many unwanton attacks and violations of the rights of citizens Took place at this time from the hands of this hellish band I believing forbearance no longer to be a virtue again sent To the for military aid who ordered out came part of the way but fearing his men would mutinize and Join the mob he came on ahead and conversed with me a considerable time— the night previous to his arrival the of was driven from her house by this ruthless mob, & came into a distance of Three miles carrying Two children on her hips one of which was then rise of Two years old the other 6 or 8 months old the snow being over shoe mouth deep & she having to wade which was [p. 15]
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