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

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burning fences &C Some time in the month of Oct. they broke into the store house of S. Gilbert and Co. and the <​I​> further saith he marched up with 30 or 40 men To witness the scene <​&​> found a man by the name of Brickbatting the store door with all fury the silks calicoes and other fine goods entwined about his feet reaching within the door of the store house was arrested and Taken before by 7 Testimonies and then acquitted without delay— the next day the witnesses were taken before the same man for false imprisonment and by the Testimony of this one were found Guilty of false imprisonment and committed To Jail this so exasperated the <​my​> feelings of that he <​I​> went with 200 men To enquire into the affair when he <​I​> was promptly met by the of the Militia who stated to him <​me​> that the whole had been a religious farce and had grown out of a prejudice they had imbibed against s.d Joseph Smith a man with whom they were not acquainted the <​I​> here agreed that the church would give up their arms provided the said would Take the arms from the mob To this the cheerfully agreed and pledged his honour with that [p. 3]
burning fences &C Some time in the month of Oct. they broke into the store house of S. Gilbert and Co. and I marched up with 30 or 40 men To witness the scene & found a man by the name of Brickbatting the store door with all fury the silks calicoes and other fine goods entwined about his feet reaching within the door of the store house was arrested and Taken before by 7 Testimonies and then acquitted without delay— the next day the witnesses were taken before the same man for false imprisonment and by the Testimony of this one were found Guilty of false imprisonment and committed To Jail this so exasperated my feelings that I went with 200 men To enquire into the affair when I was promptly met by the of the Militia who stated to me that the whole had been a religious farce and had grown out of a prejudice they had imbibed against s.d Joseph Smith a man with whom they were not acquainted I here agreed that the church would give up their arms provided the said would Take the arms from the mob To this the cheerfully agreed and pledged his honour with that [p. 3]
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