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

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<​of​> the , Owens [Samuel C. Owens], & others this Treaty entered into we returned To our homes resting assured on their honour that we would not be farther molested <​But​> The further saith that this solemn contract was violated in every sense of the word the arms of the mob were not Taken away and the saith that the majority of the majo <​militia​> To his <​my​> certain knowledge were engaged the next day with the mob ( & not excepted) going from house To house in gangs of 60 To 70 in number Threatning the lives of women and children if they did not leave forth with in this diabolical scene men were chased from their houses and homes without any preparation for himself <​thimselves​> or family <​families​> himself <​I​> was chased by one of these gangs across an open prairie 5 miles without being overtaken, <​&​> lay 3 weeks in the woods, <​was​> 3 days & 3 nights without eating food in the mean <​time my​> his wife and 3 small children in a skiff passed down Big blue river A distanc of <​fourteen​> miles and crossed over the & there borrowed a rag carpet of one of her friends [p. 4]
of , Owens [Samuel C. Owens], & others this Treaty entered into we returned homes resting assured on their honour that we would not be farther molested But this solemn contract was violated in every sense of the word the arms of the mob were not Taken away and the majority of the militia To my certain knowledge were engaged the next day with the mob ( & not excepted) going from house To house in gangs of 60 To 70 in number Threatning the lives of women and children if they did not leave forth with in this diabolical scene men were chased from their houses and homes without any preparation for thimselves or families I was chased by one of these gangs across an open prairie 5 miles without being overtaken, & lay 3 weeks in the woods, was 3 days & 3 nights without eating food in the mean time my wife and 3 small children in a skiff passed down Big blue river A distanc of fourteen miles and crossed over the & there borrowed a rag carpet of one of her friends [p. 4]
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