Parley P. Pratt, Testimony, 1 July 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]
, Testimony, , Hancock Co., IL, 1 July 1843, Extradition of JS for Treason (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1843). Copied [between 3 and 6 July 1843]; handwriting of ; signature of by ; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 6] July 1843; notation by , ca.  July 1843; twelve pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
, sworn says that he fully concurs in the testimony of the preceding so far as he is acquainted with the same and that Joseph Smith has not been known as Joseph Smith junior for the time stated by he was an eye witness of most of the scenes described <testified to> by said during the persecutions of our people in that during the latter part of summer & fall of the year 1838 there were large bodies of the Mob assembled in various places for the avowed object of killing, driving robbing plundering & exterminating the Mormons and actually committed many murders & other depredations as related by the preceding . the was frequently petitioned, as also the other authorities, for redress and protection at length the Judge of the circuit court of the fifth judicial district ordered out somewhere near a 1000 men for the avowed purpose of quelling the mob & protecting the Mormons these being under arms for several weeks did in some measure prevent the mob’s proceedings for some time. After the withdr which withdrew these <this> force refusing to put the to further expense for our protection without the s orders from the — The mobs then again collected in great numbers in Carroll, , & counties & expressed their determination to drive the Mormons from the or kill them, they did actually drive them from firing upon some & taking others prisoners— they turned a man by the name of & family out of doors when sick & plundered his house & burned it before his eyes. they also plundered the citizens generally taking their lands houses & property those whose lives were spared precipitably fled to in the utmost distress & consternation & some of them actually died on the way through exposure suffering & destitution— Other parties of the mob were plundering in Da & burning houses in & another party <of the mob> were ravaging the south part of [p. 1]