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

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burnt those scanty cabins and scattered the inhabitants To the four winds from which cause many were taken suddenly ill and of this illness died in the mean Time they burnt 203 houses & 1 grist mill These being the only residences of the saints <​in ​> the most part of 1200 saints who resided in made their escape to , <​I​> the would here remark that among one of the companies who <​that​> went to was a woman named sarah Ann Higbee who had been sick of chills and fever for many months, and another of the name of Keziah Higbee Who was under the most delicate circumstances, lay on the bank of the without shelter during one of The most stormy nights <​I​> ever witnessed while Torrents of rain poured down during the whole night and smallest streams of the smallest minutiae were magnified into rivers, the former was carried across the apparently a lifeless corpse the latter was delivered of a fine son on the bank within 20 minutes after being carried across the , [p. 7]
burnt those scanty cabins and scattered the inhabitants To the four winds from which cause many were taken suddenly ill and of this illness died in the mean Time they burnt 203 houses & 1 grist mill These being the only residences of the saints in the most part of 1200 saints who resided in made their escape to , I would here remark that among one of the companies that went to was a woman named sarah Ann Higbee who had been sick of chills and fever for many months, and another of the name of Keziah Higbee Who was under the most delicate circumstances, lay on the bank of the without shelter during one of The most stormy nights I ever witnessed while Torrents of rain poured down during the whole night and streams of the smallest minutiae were magnified into rivers, the former was carried across the apparently a lifeless corpse the latter was delivered of a fine son on the bank within 20 minutes after being carried across the , [p. 7]
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