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

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spent a doleful night in the midst of a prejudiced and diabolical community next morning <​day​> <​& ​> was <​were​> dragged from his <​their​> Family <​Families​> and brought a prisoner<​s​> into the camp <​they​> alleging no other reason <​for Taking ​> than that he was brother To Joe smith the prophet and one of his counsellors as president of the church— the prisoners spent this day as comfortably as could be expected under the existing circumstances. Night came on & under the dark shadows of the night subaltern of Took <​me​> one side and said we do not wish to hurt you nor kill you neither shall you be by G——d but we have one thing against you and that is you are too friendly to Joe smith and we believe him To be a God Damned rascal!” and you know all about his character <​I​> said, I do sir, will you swear all you know concerning him s.d , I wills sir was the answer of <​I gave​>— Give us the outlines s.d , says he <​I then​> told said he <​I​> believed s.d Jos Smith [p. 23]
spent a doleful night in the midst of a prejudiced and diabolical community next day & were dragged from their Families and brought prisoners into the camp they alleging no other reason for Taking than that he was brother To Joe smith the prophet and one of his counsellors as president of the church— the prisoners spent this day as comfortably as could be expected under the existing circumstances. Night came on & under the dark shadows of the night subaltern of Took me one side and said we do not wish to hurt you nor kill you neither shall you be by G——d but we have one thing against you and that is you are too friendly to Joe smith and we believe him To be a God Damned rascal!” and you know all about his character I said, I do sir, will you swear all you know concerning him s.d , I will sir was the answer I gave— Give us the outlines s.d , I then told said I believed s.d Jos Smith [p. 23]
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