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I made my statement of my own accord - one of the police
men 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 Mr. Hopkins - I was sent to Gaol #
about a month after the riot at Newport - the police man #
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 who
had Cut - I lived at 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 dd not know of my 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 it but for what passed between me and the police
man who took me to Gaol - Mr Evans who sent me to Gaol is a
Blacksmith and lives at Pill - John Gibby has worked for
Mr.. Evans - I never saw pikes in his house - I saw the Drawing
of a Pike in Chalk on the Shutter of the Shop Window about a
couple of Days before this row began
- it was of the same shape
as those I saw the Prisoners making
- John Gibby was there #
and saw
it and fifteen other men - Evans carries on the moulding
business makes Chains, and is an Anker Smith - a man named
Evan Jones a Blacksmith who worked in the Shop drew the pike
on the Shutter - I saw him draw it two or three days before
the Riots - I did not hear any one tell him how to draw it -
it seemed as if for pastime in the Shop -
David Herring X his mark

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