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

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minating order had been directed To me I would have seen it fulfiled To the very letter eer [ere] this time. after a tedious Trial of 15 days with no other witnesses but <​ones​> witnesses says the witnesses of prisoners were either kicked out of doors or put on Trial for themselves. further says <​&​> the prisoners were now committed To under the care and direction of saml. Tillery Jailor. here we were received with a shout of indignation and <​scorn​> by the prejudiced populace prisoners were here thrust into Jail without a Regular the Jailor having to send for one some days after. The Mercies of the Jailor were intolerable feeding us with a scanty allowance, on the dregs of coffee and Tea from his own Table and fetching the provisions in a basket on <​in​> which the chickens had roosted the night before without being cleaned 5 days he fed the prisoners on human flesh and from extreme hunger <​I​> we were <​was​> compelled to eat it In this situation we were kept [p. 30]
minating order had been directed To me I would have seen it fulfiled To the very letter eer [ere] this time. after a tedious Trial of 15 days with no other witnesses but ones the witnesses of prisoners were either kicked out of doors or put on Trial for themselves. the prisoners were now committed To under the care and direction of saml. Tillery Jailor. here we were received with a shout of indignation and scorn by the prejudiced populace prisoners were here thrust into Jail without a Regular the Jailor having to send for one some days after. The Mercies of the Jailor were intolerable feeding us with a scanty allowance, on the dregs of coffee and Tea from his own Table and fetching the provisions in a basket in which the chickens had roosted the night before without being cleaned 5 days he fed the prisoners on human flesh and from extreme hunger I was compelled to eat it In this situation we were kept [p. 30]
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