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<person>William Williams</person> of <place>Abersychan</place> - Labourer - in the <hi rend='superscript'><add>70</add></hi><lb/> <place>Pentwyn</place> Iron Works stated<lb/> On Sunday night last I was at work at the <place>Pentwyn</place><lb/> Furnaces with other workmen - about 100 men came about 9<lb/> o'clock into the <unclear>East</unclear> House - they had pikes and sticks and<lb/> ordered us to stop the work and said if we did not stop they <unclear>would</unclear><lb/> make us - some of them said is we did not stop working<lb/> they would make an end of us - all the men at Foundries<lb/> stopped because they were afraid - They hallowed out "all<lb/> come along - if you don't we'll make you" - I went with<lb/> them for about a quarter of a mile when I made my escape<lb/> from them and went home to bed - about 4 o'clock on the<lb/> Monday morning - I heard knocking at the door of my<lb/> father's house where I lodged - the men at the door called<lb/> out "get up" - I then got up - My father and a Lodger also got<lb/> up - My father opened the front door and a fellow workman<lb/> named <person>John Spencer</person> shortly after came in and asked me<lb/> if I was going down to see what they were going at - He and<lb/> I then went to <place>Pontnewydd</place> and were going towards <place>Pontypool</place><lb/> along the Tram Road when we were stopped by several men<lb/> who told us we should not go that Road - We then stopped<lb/> and in about 10 minutes they told us to come on and we<lb/> followed, more than 50 of us - We went on through <place>Pontypool</place><lb/>
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<person>William Williams</person> of <place>Abersychan</place> - Labourer - in the <hi rend='superscript'><add>70</add></hi><lb/> <place>Pentwyn</place> Iron Works stated<lb/> On Sunday night last I was at work at the <place>Pentwyn</place><lb/> Furnaces with other workmen - about 100 men came about 9<lb/> o'clock into the <unclear>East</unclear> House - they had pikes and sticks and<lb/> ordered us to stop the work and said if we did not stop they <unclear>would</unclear><lb/> make us - some of them said is we did not stop working<lb/> they would make an end of us - all the men at Foundries<lb/> stopped because they were afraid - They hallowed out "all<lb/> come along - if you don't we'll make you" - I went with<lb/> them for about a quarter of a mile when I made my escape<lb/> from them and went home to bed - about 4 o'clock on the<lb/> Monday morning - I heard knocking at the door of my<lb/> father's house where I lodged - the men at the door called<lb/> out "get up" - I then got up - My father and a Lodger also got<lb/> up - My father opened the front door and a fellow workman<lb/> named <person>John Spencer</person> shortly after came in and asked me<lb/> if I was going down to see what they were going at - He and<lb/> I then went to <place>Pontnewydd</place> and were going towards <place>Pontypool</place><lb/> along the Tram Road when we were stopped by several men<lb/> who told us we should not go that Road - We then stopped<lb/> and in about 10 minutes they told us to come on and we<lb/> followed, more than 50 of us - We went on through <place>Pontypool</place><lb/> on the Road to Newport and did not stop till we came to the<lb/> <place>Newport</place> Turnpike Gate

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William Williams of Abersychan - Labourer - in the 70
Pentwyn Iron Works stated
On Sunday night last I was at work at the Pentwyn
Furnaces with other workmen - about 100 men came about 9
o'clock into the East House - they had pikes and sticks and
ordered us to stop the work and said if we did not stop they would
make us - some of them said is we did not stop working
they would make an end of us - all the men at Foundries
stopped because they were afraid - They hallowed out "all
come along - if you don't we'll make you" - I went with
them for about a quarter of a mile when I made my escape
from them and went home to bed - about 4 o'clock on the
Monday morning - I heard knocking at the door of my
father's house where I lodged - the men at the door called
out "get up" - I then got up - My father and a Lodger also got
up - My father opened the front door and a fellow workman
named John Spencer shortly after came in and asked me
if I was going down to see what they were going at - He and
I then went to Pontnewydd and were going towards Pontypool
along the Tram Road when we were stopped by several men
who told us we should not go that Road - We then stopped
and in about 10 minutes they told us to come on and we
followed, more than 50 of us - We went on through Pontypool
on the Road to Newport and did not stop till we came to the
Newport Turnpike Gate