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them at the Waterloo & they were going on all night- As soon
as they had all passed we went towards Risca - At the
[Note in left hand margin:- A man in plaid coat about the middle ordering others on]
Whilst taking in Water at Bassaleg many of the crowd
overtook us running back & so many got on the carriages
& loaded them till 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 & he
said what the Devil are these you have got here on the Trams
he said to the in Welsh "Damn you come down" Some
of them came down for fear but the crowd was too many for
him to conquer - he had a blue dress coat & light waistcoat
I think I should know him again- I am sure of it-
Finding it was no good trying to get the off he went towards
Risca Newport on the Tramroad-

Whilst we were stopping at the Waterloo & just as the Mob came
up Smith the Engineer recollected he had left some money things in Newport
& said he would go & fetch it & overtake me on the road - He
ran back towards Newport - & afterwards overtook the Engine at the
[F]ull [M]oon 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 Lodge nor Smith to my knowledge-
[signature on right hand side of page:-] Thomas Pritchard
[faint pencil annotation below stating:] There being no work for Smith imm[ediat]ely after the Riots he
went to Chepstow the Friday after& crossed the Passage in the
Evening to see his friends _ he was told a man in a blanket
smock had crossed in the morning

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