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

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were Thrust into an old cabin under a strong guard. <​I​> was informed by one of the Generals that 2 nights previous To their arrival held a court martial and also sentenced the prisoners <​<​were​> again sentenced​> To be shot, but he being a little doubtful of his authority sent immediately to <​​> for the military law and a decision from the officers, when he was duly informed informed that any such proceeding would be a cool <​blooded​> and heartless murder— on the arrival of <​the​> prisoners at says that he & Joseph Smith <​& I​> sent for To be informed by him what crimes were alleged against <​us​> them he came in and said he would see us again in a few minutes, shortly he returned and said he would inform us of the crimes alleged against us by the state of “Gentlemen, you are charged with Treason Murder <​​> Theft and stealing and various other charges Too Tedious To mention at this time, <​&​> he immediately left the room. In about 20 minutes there came in a <​strong​> strong guard Together [p. 28]
were Thrust into an old cabin under a strong guard. I was informed by one of the Generals that 2 nights previous To their arrival held a court martial and the prisoners were again sentenced To be shot, but he being a little doubtful of his authority sent immediately to for the military law and a decision from the officers, when he was duly informed that any such proceeding would be a cool blooded and heartless murder— on the arrival of the prisoners at Joseph Smith & I sent for To be informed by him what crimes were alleged against us he came in and said he would see us again in a few minutes, shortly he returned and said he would inform us of the crimes alleged against us by the state of “Gentlemen, you are charged with Treason Murder Theft and stealing and various other charges Too Tedious To mention at this time, & he immediately left the room. In about 20 minutes there came in a strong guard Together [p. 28]
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