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handles at some shops in Newport - they were about a dozen in number
- The handles were in a small bit of a room to the back of the Kitchen
I saw Jenkin Morgan the Milkman bring them out of that room
- this was at Jenkin Morgans house - I saw his wife there -
after
I saw them fasten on the Pikes they went away taking one apiece of
these Pikes
- John Gibby had one at his own house he said and
he went out and came back with one - I saw Jenkin Morgan with
one
and a bayonet - he had a belt around his waist and the bayonet
was in it - I saw the bayonet over the fire place before he put it in his
belt he took the Bayonet down and offered it to me but I refused to
take it - I saw Jenkin Morgan go out of the house, he took the
bayonet and pike with him I did not see him any more that
night - I saw Gibby go out and come in again a second time - They
told me that they were going a far as Caerleon to meet the mob - John Gibby

and Morgan said this they asked me to go with them - I did not go.
I said I would not go Jenkin Morgan then said if I would not go I
must take my Oath
not to mention to Man Woman or Child what I
had seen
- I came from Usk Gaol to Monmouth, Mr Evans of Pill swore
something against me - I was sent there under a Charge of Mr Evans
of Pill
for Stealing a hammer. I was examined on Monday last by
Mr Phelps- I was examined before that by the Chief Policeman of
Newport (Mr Hopkins), I made a Statement to Mr Hopkins, he did not
tell me it would be better for me to make that statement, I made my
Statement of my own accord - One of the Policemen who brought me to
Gaol I made a Statement to; he lives at Pill- He held out no hope to
me, he told me he should make the Communication to MrHopkins
- I was sent to Gaol about a month after the riot at Newport- The
Policeman asked me if I knew such people and I said I did - I was
then in his custody - I did hear that rewards were offered for people
that had cut - I lived in Newport all the time - I did not know the
Magistrates were sitting at the Westgate to hear the Cases against the
Prisoners now present - I did not know of any reward for taking
these Prisoners - Before I came to Prison I did hear the Magistrates
were sitting at the Westgate Inn - I did not want to give the
information to them that I gave the Policeman; I would not have given
but for what passed between me and the Policeman who took me to

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