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I have no doubt in my own mind but that
John Gwillam was in that secret meeting
when Frost explained his plans of operation
Gwillam was then a member of the Odd
Fellows Society, and he became alarmed
respecting the safety of the Society's money in
the Bank, and through that alarm the late
Mayor received the intelligence of the anticipated
outbreak, There is not a doubt but Gwillam
had a pike in the scuffle, or a Gun, and
Loyd, the before mentioned witness is likely to
prove that, provided the matter is properly
managed, Loyd is a very peacable, disposed
and therefore does not intend to come
forward, - May I beg your interference
once more on behalf of John Williams
and David Parry Shoemakers of Blackwood
They are prisoners since last Sunday week
and I firmly believe they are innocent of any
participation in the late affair. There are
several respectable persons for their neighbourhood
willing to prove, that they never heard of
either of them taking any steps in Chartism
from its commencement. Several has been
here many days, expecting their trials to come

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