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

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and made a Tent of the same which was the only shield from the inclemencies of the weather during the 3 weeks <​of his <​my​> expulsion from home​> I was hid having found his <​my​> family in this situation and making some enquiry he <​I​> was informed he <​I​> had been hunted Throughout and counties and also the indian Territory Having made the enquiry of his <​My​> family why it was they had so much against him <​Me​> They <​The​> answered was “He believes in Joe smith and the book of Mormon G——d d——n him and we believe Joe Smith To be a damned rascal” here on the bank of the were eight families exiled from a plenteous homes without one particle of provision or any <​other​> means under the heavens to get any only by hunting in the forest <​I​> here built a camp 12 feet square against a sycamore log in which his <​my​> wife bore him <​me​> a fine son on the 27th of Dec.. the camp having neither chimney nor floor nor covering sufficient To shield Them from the inclemencies of the weather rendered it intolerable, in this doleful condition he <​I​> left his <​my​> family for the express purpose [p. 5]
and made a Tent of the same which was the only shield from the inclemencies of the weather during the 3 weeks of my expulsion from home having found my family in this situation and making some enquiry I was informed I had been hunted Throughout and counties and also the indian Territory Having made the enquiry of My family why it was they had so much against Me The answer was “He believes in Joe smith and the book of Mormon G——d d——n him and we believe Joe Smith To be a damned rascal” here on the bank of the were eight families exiled from plenteous homes without one particle of provision or any other means under the heavens to get any only by hunting in the forest I here built a camp 12 feet square against a sycamore log in which my wife bore me a fine son on the 27th of Dec.. the camp having neither chimney nor floor nor covering sufficient To shield Them from the inclemencies of the weather rendered it intolerable, in this doleful condition I left my family for the express purpose [p. 5]
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