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

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of the great uproar he declared he did not know but feared the mob had increased their numbers, and was endeavouring To destroy us <​I​> enquired of him if he had had any conversation with any one concerning the matter he said he had not as he was only a private citizen of the that he did not interfere with any such matters. <​I​> thinks <​that he Told him <​me​> there had been an order​> from or , one, To the To call out the Militia in order to quell the riot and To go to him he could give <​me​> any information on this subject on enquiring for him I found not. states that between 3 & 4 o.clock P M Col of Militia in that place called on <​me​> in company with Joseph smith, and sd said he had been in the camp in order to learn the intention of of the same, he said they greatly desired To see Joseph smith <​&​> , & Joseph smith first enquired why they should desire to see him as he held no office either civil or military. <​I​> next enquired why it <​was​> they should desire to see a man out of his own [p. 20]
of the great uproar he declared he did not know but feared the mob had increased their numbers, and was endeavouring To destroy us I enquired of him if he had had any conversation with any one concerning the matter he said he had not as he was only a private citizen of the that he did not interfere with any such matters. I think that he Told me there had been an order from or , one, To the To call out the Militia in order to quell the riot and To go to him he could give me any information on this subject on enquiring for him I found not. that between 3 & 4 o.clock P M Col of Militia in that place called on me in company with Joseph smith, and sd said he had been in the camp in order to learn the intention of the same, he said they greatly desired To see Joseph smith & , & — Joseph smith first enquired why they should desire to see him as he held no office either civil or military. I next enquired why it was they should desire to see a man out of his own [p. 20]
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