Parley P. Pratt, Testimony, 1 July 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]
, Testimony, , Hancock Co., IL, 1 July 1843, Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843). Copied [between 3 and 6 July 1843]; handwriting of ; signature of by ; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 6] July 1843; notation by , ca.  July 1843; twelve pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
them men & horses & in many cases cattle, & hogs, & sheeps, were shot down & only a small portion of them used the rest left to waste. Of these crimes of which the soldiers boasted the general officers freely conversed & corroborated the same. And even who professed to be opposed to such proceedings acknowledged the truth of them; and gave us several particulars in detail. I believe the <name of the> man whose brains they knocked out was Carey & another individual <who> had his Chest broken open and several hundred dollars in species taken out was the same whose house the Mob burned at .
After the Mormons were all disarmed compelled them <gave them a compulsory order for men women & children> to leave the forthwith without any exceptions— counting it a mercy to spare their lives on these conditions— whilst these things were proceeding, instead of releasing us from confinement & were forcibly added to our number as prisoners — and under a large military escort commanded by , before mentioned, <we> were all marched to a distance of between 50 & 60 miles leaving our families & our friends at their mercy in a destitute condition to prepare for a journey of more than 200 miles at the approach of winter without our protection, and every moment exposed to robbery, ravishment & other insult their property robbed & their houses <& Lands> already wrested from them— We were exhibited like a caravan of wild animals on the way & in the streets of & were also kept prisoners for a show for several days. In the mean time a had been sent by theto the <with an additional> force of 6000 men, from the lower country, to join in his operations against the Mormons. and He soon arrived before [p. 5]