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Margaret Davis Wife of Thomas Davis of
Newport in the county of Monmouth Labourer
States that on the morning of Monday the
4th November last about 9 o'Clock I went from my House
in Comm Friars Fields to Commercial
Street
and stood opposite Mr Williams' the
Druggist [Commercial St.] for the purpose of ascertaining the
Cause of a 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 Commer Charles' turn the Corner
Street and turn the Corner at the bottom - they
at the foot of Charles' Street - they came
down Charles' Street and went up
Commercial Street towards the Westgate -
they some were armed with pikes some with Guns and
some had Sticks - As 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 joined
the party that came up Commercial Street -
they both parties turned and faced the Westgate -
I was look proceeded Whilst I was looking

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