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with a Gun at each end making Eight as far as the Guns
would reach - they stopped at the Waterloo about 3/4 of
an hour altogether and then marched towards Newport
I think Jack Rees gave the word then - We waited then
until they all went- Some toward the middle ordered
us to come on - We, that is, myself and W[illia]m Morris the
Haulier said we must put the Engine in order first or
else we should be in danger - they said well look sharp
or something like it - the Whole crowd reached from the
Courtybella weighing machine to the Gaer Pool and many
of them told us if we met any more coming down to tell
them we had seen them at the Waterloo and they were going
on all right- As soon as they had all passed we went
towards Risca- Whilst taking in water at Bassalleg
many of the Crowd overtook us running back and so many
got on the Carriages that we could only see the Wheels - we
ordered them to get off but it was no good - At the Welsh Oak
a man with a Spear told us to stop the Engine which we did
and he said what the Devil are these you have got here on the
Trams he said to them in Welsh - "Damn you come down"
Some of them came down for fear but the Crowd was too
for him to conquer - He had a blue Dress Coat
& light Waist Coat - I think I should know him again
I am sure of it - Finding it was no good trying to get them
off he went towards Newport on the Tram Road-

Whilst we were stopping at the Waterloo and just as the
Mob came up Smith the Engineer recollected he had left some
things in Newport and said he would go and get it and overtake
me on the Road- He ran back towards Newport & afterwards
overtook the Engine at the Full Moon on the Tredegar Road
He told me that as he (Smith) was running back from Newport
to overtake me he saw Jack the Fifer come back also who told
him "Damn em we have knocked down 3 or 4" Smith knows
Jack the Fifer better than I do- I have never joined a Chartist
nor Smith to my knowledge-

Samuel Smith- Engineer in Messrs Harford's employ - I



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