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

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be Taken of a people under these circumstances was not neglected by the people of Some<​A great​> degree of friendship prevailed between the saints and This people under these circumstances for the space of 2 years when the saints commenced purchasing some small Possessions for ourselves <​themselves​> this Together with the emigration created a Jealousy on the part of the old citizens That we were to <​be no longer​> <​be​> their servants no longer This raised an apparent indignation and the first thing expressed in this excitement was “you believe too much in Joe smith consequently they commenced catching the saints in the streets whipping some of them <​un​>till their bowels gushed out and leaving others for dead in the streets. the further Saith this so exasperated the saints that they mutually agreed with the citizens of that they would, purchase an entire new County North of & cornering on there being not more than 40 or 50 inhabitants in this new who frankly sold out their possessions To them [p. 9]
be Taken of a people under these circumstances was not neglected by the people of A great degree of friendship prevailed between the saints and This people under these circumstances for the space of 2 years when the saints commenced purchasing some small Possessions for themselves this Together with the emigration created a Jealousy on the part of the old citizens That we were to be their servants no longer This raised an apparent indignation and the first thing expressed in this excitement was “you believe too much in Joe smith consequently they commenced catching the saints in the streets whipping some of them untill their bowels gushed out and leaving others for dead in the streets. this so exasperated the saints that they mutually agreed with the citizens of that they would, purchase an entire new County North of & cornering on there being not more than 40 or 50 inhabitants in this new who frankly sold out their possessions [p. 9]
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