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and it is certain he went to Newport as a leader of
of Ten Men- Mr. [or W?] Llewellin was standing at the foot of the
Canal Bridge near his own House about Noon on
Monday 4th November there were several women on
the Bridge, and one Daniel Lewis a Carpenter who
said, he had been taken forcibly away from his House
the night before by a party against his will but
that he had effected his escape before they reached
Newport, and I think he said "little Robert" mean[in]g
Richardson who was one urging Lewis to go, upon
that Robert appeared in sight on the Canal Bank
She said here is Robert ask him said she-
Daniel Lewis, how it is at Newport, Robert came
up passed She and walked up to Daniel and
they shook hands, they w[h]ispered something to
each other, and walked on some yards along the
Road- When Daniel came back & Robert had
proceeded towards home - He said to Daniel in
answer to his enquiry "how it was at Newport" - "come
"a little this way & I will tell you" - and after retiring
a short distance from the Bridge said "It is very
bad there - the Soldiers fired from the Houses on
the people and killed several & the rest run away
for their Lives-" The two Sawyers said to Thomas [Jones]

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