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

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under the open canopy <​of heaven​> and from which cause he <​I​> he has <​have​> every reason to believe she died a premature death. the only consolation they received <​From the mob,​> under these circumstances was G——d d——n you do you believe in <​Joe smith​> the book now The saith that during this whole time <​the​> <​s.d​> Joseph smith sen lived in in the Town of according To the best of <​my​> his knowledge & belief, a distance of 1100 miles from Missouri & Thinks that the church in <​there​> had but little correspondnc with him during That time. The further saith we now mostly found ourselves in some in negro cabins some in Gentlemen’s kitchens some in old cabins that had been out of use for years, and others in the open air without any thing to shelter them from the dreary storms of a and <​cold & stormy​> stormy winter, thus like men of servitud we went To work To obtain a scanty living among the inhabitants of every advantage which could [p. 8]
under the open canopy of heaven and from which cause I have every reason to believe she died a premature death. the only consolation they received From the mob, under these circumstances was G——d d——n you do you believe in Joe smith now during this whole time the s.d Joseph smith sen lived in in the Town of according To the best of my knowledge & belief, a distance of 1100 miles from & Thinks that the church there had but little correspondnc with him during That time. we now mostly found ourselves in some in negro cabins some in Gentlemen’s kitchens some in old cabins that had been out of use for years, and others in the open air without any thing to shelter them from the dreary storms of a cold & stormy winter, thus like men of servitud we went To work To obtain a scanty living among the inhabitants of every advantage which could [p. 8]
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