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

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<​agst.​> the church but also <​against​> the Two Generals Together with , and To carry out their plans they entered into one of the most diabolical schemes ever entered into by man and these hellish schemes were inguriously carried out. firstly, by loading their families and goods in covered waggons setting fire to their houses moving into the midst of the mob and crying out the Mormons have driven us and burnt our houses.— In this situation <​I​> found the country between <​my​> his house and and also found evacuated and burnt runners were immediately sent to the with the news that the mormons were killing and burning every thing before them and that great fears were entertained that they would reach before the runners could bring the news this was not known by the church of latter day saints till 2200 of the militia had arriven within half a mile of and they then supposed the militia supposed to be a mob. <​I​> was sent for from To reached there <​the Sun​> about one hour high in the morning of the 29th of Oct 1838 called upon Joseph smith enquired the cause [p. 19]
agst. the church but also against the Two Generals Together with , and To carry out their plans they entered into one of the most diabolical schemes ever entered into by man and these hellish schemes were inguriously carried out. firstly, by loading their families and goods in covered waggons setting fire to their houses moving into the midst of the mob and crying out the Mormons have driven us and burnt our houses.— In this situation I found the country between my house and and also found evacuated and burnt runners were immediately sent to the with the news that the mormons were killing and burning every thing before them and that great fears were entertained that they would reach before the runners could bring the news this was not known by the church of latter day saints till 2200 of the militia had arriven within half a mile of and they then supposed the militia to be a mob. I was sent for from To reached there the Sun about one hour high in the morning of the 29th of Oct 1838 called upon Joseph smith enquired the cause [p. 19]
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