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

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of making an appeal to the American people To know something of the Toleration of such vile and inhuman conduct <​and Traveled 1300 miles Through the interior of the <​​>​> he <​&​> was frequently answered that such conduct was not Justifiable in a republican government— “yet we feel to say that we fear that Joe smith is a very bad man and circumstances alters cases”— We would not wish To prejudge a man but in some circumstances the voice of the people ought to rule” the most of these expressions were from professors of religion, further saith that <​&​> in the above <​aforesaid​> persecution he <​I​> saw 190 women and children driven 30 miles across the prairie with 3 decrepit men only in their company, in the month of November, the ground thinly crusted with sleet and saith he <​I​> could easily follow their Trail by the Blood that flowed from their lacerated feet on the stubble of the burnt prairie this company not knowing the situation of the country nor the extent of built quite a number of cabins that proved To be in the Borders of , the mob infuriated at this rushed on them in The month of January 1834 [p. 6]
of making an appeal to the American people To know something of the Toleration of such vile and inhuman conduct and Traveled 1300 miles Through the interior of the & was frequently answered that such conduct was not Justifiable in a republican government— “yet we feel to say that we fear that Joe smith is a very bad man and circumstances alter cases”— We would not wish To prejudge a man but in some circumstances the voice of the people ought to rule” the most of these expressions were from professors of religion, & in the aforesaid persecution I saw 190 women and children driven 30 miles across the prairie with 3 decrepit men only in their company, in the month of November, the ground thinly crusted with sleet and I could easily follow their Trail by the Blood that flowed from their lacerated feet on the stubble of the burnt prairie this company not knowing the situation of the country nor the extent of built quite a number of cabins that proved To be in the Borders of , the mob infuriated at this rushed on them in The month of January 1834 [p. 6]
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