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27th January 1840
Borough of Newport
to wit
The Depositions of the Several Witnesses whose names are
hereunder written taken upon oath before the Reverend James
and others Her Majestys Justices of the peace acting
in and for the said Borough and in and for the said
County and in and for the said Borough this 27th day of
January 1840 on the Examination and in the presence and
hearing of Richard Rorke brought before us and charged with
having on the 4th day of November last past at the Borough
of Newport aforesaid committed Riot and Conspiracy
against the peace of our Lady the Queen her Crown
and Dignity.
Charles Young sworn says. I am a Nailor
and Special Constable residing at Pill Gwenlly
in the Borough of Newport. I know the
Prisoner his name is Richard Rorke -
I have know him about ten [...]years
residing in the Borough of Newport -
I believe he is an Irishman. I -
remember the 4th November last. there
was a great riot on that day. I -
saw the mob about half past nine
on that morning. I was on duty that
morning at the Station House on Stow
Hill nearly opposite Charles Street -
I saw the Chartists coming down -
Stow Hill. I dare say I saw nearly
4000. I could see up Stow Hill as
far as Stow the Church and I could

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