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Ag[ain]st John Rees Thomas Pritchard Fireman of the [?] Fr . of Locomotive
Engines - in Messrs Harford's employ says - On
Saturday the 2nd Nov[embe]r I came from Sirhowy to
Newport with the Superb Engine & arrived that evening.
On the next day (Sunday) I heard many reports of the
Chartists coming down which I did not believe -
On Monday morning early I got the Steam up &
made ready for the return of the Engine & left the Wharf
about 8 o'clock- The Engineer's name was Samuel Smith
When we got to the Waterloo we met some haulliers
coming back with their horses who said it was no use
for us to go on as the Mob was coming down - We did
not believe it & took to the full road in order to pass
the trams which had been left on the empty road-
We went on to the Gaer Pool & there we met the Mob
coming down - We immediately backed the Engine &
returned to the Waterloo & waited there till the Mob came
opposite the Waterloo- A man walked in front of
them dressed in a square cut coat called a Pilot Coat
with a pike in one hand & a light walking stick in the
other- It was Jack the Fifer - He turned round to them then held up his stick &
cried "Halt" the Mob immediately halted - The first
thing I saw after that was, a x Man with a dirty blanket
smock and a Gun and pistol in his hands & a man with a blue dress coat went into
[Note left hand margin:]- q pick or pitch fork according to [Saml] Smith the Engineer -
[Saml]Smith thinks Jack the Fifer had a blue dress coat - not a pilot coat but is not certain]

[Note left hand margin:]- x Smith thinks he would know him again

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