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

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<​to​> the saints <​who​> immediately set in to enter the entire from the general government. The having been settled the saith that the issued an order for the organization of the into a Regiment of Militia and an election being called for a Col of s.d Regiment <​I​> was elected unanimously receiving 236 votes in August 1837. Then organized with Subaltern officers according to the statutes of the s and received legal and lawful commission from for the same. <​I​> Thinks sometime in the latter part of the winter s.d Joseph smith moved <​to​> the district of country the saints had purchased & not far from this time it was set into a county and it was called <​& he​> s.d. Joseph smith settled down like other citizens of a new county, and <​he​> was appointed the first elder in the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, holding no office in the either civil or military. [p. 10]
to the saints who immediately set in to enter the entire from the general government. The having been settled the issued an order for the organization of the into a Regiment of Militia and an election being called for a Col of s.d Regiment I was elected unanimously receiving 236 votes in August 1837. Then organized with Subaltern officers according to the statutes of the and received legal and lawful commission from for the same. I Think sometime in the latter part of the winter s.d Joseph smith moved to the district of country the saints had purchased & he settled down like other citizens of a new county, and was appointed the first elder in the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints, holding no office in the either civil or military. [p. 10]
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