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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 William Williams the Druggist - 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 Pikes
some with Guns and others had sticks. They passed me - I said to
some of them "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 there were - about a hundred - I saw the other party come
down Stow Hill and join 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 - or at
the men firing -
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Margaret Davis
I did not see any men go up Charles Street

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