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Esther Evans - Widow of Hugh Evans states -
I lodged with the Prisoner Benjamin Richards- He is was the Head
of a Chartist Lodge held at the Star at Dukes Town Sirhowy, kept by
Evan Evans alias Yanto Darlwm - The Prisoner has said he would sacrifice
his body to the ruin of the Place
he also carried letters every night
backward and forward to and from Frost
- and went to Newport with
many others
on the night of the Riot armed with spikes - For about
3 months before the I saw two Sticks with spikes at the end
up the Chimney-
People used to assemble at his house to accompany
the Prisoner to the Lodge and he said if they were so fortunate as to
gain the day he would take the lives of Mr. Homan and his family
William Davies the Constable and all the Tories- He had a pike
in his hand when he left home- He also gave two painted sticks
with knobs on the end to two men who put them under their Coats-

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