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

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with the keeper of the Penitentiary of the who brought with him 3 common Trace chains noosed Together by putting the small end through the ring at then commenced chaining <​us​> up one by one and fastening with padlocks about 2 feet apart In this unhallowed situation says the prisoners remained about 15 days and in this situation delivered them <​us​> over To the professed <​civil​> authorities of the without any legal process being served on <​us​> them at all during the whole time we were kept in chains with nothing but evidence and that either by the vilest apostates, or by the Mob who had committed murder in the state of . notwithstanding all this expartee evidence had <​did​> inform our Lawyer 10 days previous to the termination of the Trial who he should commit To and who he should not, further saith <​& I​> he heard say on his bench in the presence of hundreds of witnesses that there was no law for the mormons and they <​need​> not expect any— said <​he​> if the s exter [p. 29]
with the keeper of the Penitentiary of the who brought with him 3 common Trace chains noosed Together by putting the small end through the ring then commenced chaining us up one by one and fastening with padlocks about 2 feet apart In this unhallowed situation the prisoners remained 15 days and in this situation delivered us To the professed civil authorities of the without any legal process being served on us at all during the whole time we were kept in chains with nothing but evidence and that either by the vilest apostates, or by the Mob who had committed murder in the state of . notwithstanding all this expartee evidence did inform our Lawyer 10 days previous to the termination of the Trial who he should commit and who he should not, & I heard say on his bench in the presence of hundreds of witnesses that there was no law for the mormons and they need not expect any— said he if the s exter [p. 29]
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