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Margaret Davis Wife of Thomas Davies of Newport
in the County of Monmouth Labourer States
That on the morning of a Monday the 4th November
last, about 9 o'Clock I went from my House in Friars Fields
to Commercial Street and stood opposite Mr. Williams' the Druggists
- for the purpose of ascertaining the truth of a Report that the Chartists
were come to Newport and also to seek for my Children who had
left my House for the purpose of going to School - Whilst I was
standing there I saw a great number of men come down
Charles' Street and turn the Corner at the bottom - They
went up Commercial Street towards the Westgate - Some were
armed with Guns - some with pikes and others had Sticks -
I said to some of them as they passed me "Take God in your
hearts and turn back-" they went on - I followed them on
the pavement - they were in the Road - I went so far as
Mr Lloyd's Shop opposite the Westgate - I don't know how
many I saw come down Charles' Street - as near as I can say
about 100 - whilst standing at Lloyds's Shop I saw another body
of Men come down Stow Hill also armed - they joined the
party that came up Commercial Street - the both parties
turned and faced the Westgate - Whilst I was looking
about for my Children I heard the Windows of the Westgate
dashed in - I also heard firing - I was so much
alarmed on account of my Children that I did not look at the
breaking in of the Windows - nor did I see the men fire -
The mark of
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Margaret Davies
I did not see any men go up Charles' Street

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