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[Top right hand margin:-] 40
The Queen v[ersus] Richards
I John Cullimore State that
on Sunday Evening the 3rd November instant about Eight O'clock
as I was returning from Sirhowy where
I had been for a Walk I met a
group of from fifteen to twenty men
nearly opposite to the Old Rolling
Mill
one was armed with a Gun
and the remainder with Pikes.
[In left hand margin:- Vol.14]
Benjamin Richards Shoe Maker of
Tredegar was among them Knowing
him to be a Constable I Stopped
and spoke to him. I asked him if
he Knew the Chartists were coming,
he said he did I said Soldiers were
sent for would soon be here
he said he should like to see them
we would Soldier them, he had a
long Stick in his hand Similar to those carried by the other men I did not
observe the Top it may have been
a Pike it was one of the same description my Companions who were
with me Daniel Gwynne and David Davies
ran away supposing I was taken
I left Benjamin Richards with
the group of armed men and ran
after them. I did not Know any
of the other men but Benjamin
Richards
whom I spoke to.

[On left hand side of page:-]
W.W. Homan

[On right hand side of page:-]
Jno Cullimore
Junr

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