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

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morning do as well” at this moment spoke and said, here are the prisoners I agreed to deliver To you then brandished his sword with a most hideous look and said you are my prisoners and there is no Time for Talking at the present, you will march into the camp. at this moment <​<​I​> believe​> that there was 500 guns cocked and not less than 20 caps bursted and more hideous yells were <​never​> heard even if it is true the description of of the yells of the Damned in hell is true as given by the modern sects of the day. the aforesaid designated persons were then introduced into the midst of 2200 Mob Militia they then called out a guard of 90 men placing 30 around the prisoners who were on duty 2 hours & 4 off prisoners were placed on the ground with nothing to cover but the heavens and they were overshadowed by clouds that moistened us <​them​> before morning was of a delicate constitution received a slight shock of Apoplectick fits which excited great laughter and much ridicule in the guard an mob Militia. thus we <​prisoners​> [p. 22]
morning do as well” at this moment spoke and said, here are the prisoners I agreed to deliver To you then brandished his sword with a most hideous look and said you are my prisoners and there is no Time for Talking at the present, you will march into the camp. at this moment I believe that there was 500 guns cocked and not less than 20 caps bursted and more hideous yells were never heard even if the description of the yells of the Damned in hell is true as given by the modern sects of the day. the aforesaid designated persons were then introduced into the midst of 2200 Mob Militia they then called out a guard of 90 men placing 30 around the prisoners who were on duty 2 hours & 4 off prisoners were placed on the ground with nothing to cover but the heavens and they were overshadowed by clouds that moistened them before morning was of a delicate constitution received a slight shock of Apoplectick fits which excited great laughter and much ridicule in the guard an mob Militia. thus prisoners [p. 22]
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