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Ebenezer Vaughan Jenkins of Newport Shopman
to Mr Herbert Williams Druggist states -
On the morning of the 4th November last I was proceeding up the
Cardiff Road towards Newportin the direction of Commercial Street where I met John Partridge the Printer</hi>. this was about half past eight
He was walking towards the Machine.
Isaac Evans Clerk to Mr Withers of Newport states
I knew the Person John Partridge I have known him several months
. On the morning of Monday the 4th instant I went to the Court y Bella Machine
to meet the Chartists whom I heard were coming to Newport I saw them coming
in a Body armed with Pikes and Swords in great numbers - I did not see
John Frost there As soon as I saw the Crowd I turned back towards Newport.

I met the Prisoner between the Machine and Newport apparently going to
meet the Chartists between 200 and 300 yards on the Newport side of the Machine
I did not see anything in his hand - I believe it was between 8 and 9
O'clock - He was going alone and said nothing - As he passed I looked
after him I saw him going on - The Chartists were not then in sight. I went
on a little further then turned and looked back - I saw the Chartists going up
the Lane towards the Friars I then went up Commercial Street I came opposite
The Westgate Inn I saw them coming down Stow Hill&lt;/place and turn round the corner
of the Westgate Inn
- They entered the door and began to fire - I saw the first attack