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Jones [Tho. Jones] Carpenter on their return from Newport
that the men only wanted more Arms to have
succeeded - and that it was not over yet.
About ten persons forced into John Davies the Lock
Keepers House at Abercarne
on Sunday night the 3rd Instant
among whom he identified the two Sawyers - this party
forced Davies, and his Son who they took out of Bed to go
with them, Davies said what would they want with an
old man like him- Oh` they said he must come along
as they had much older Men than he was with them He
went some distance and made his escape ---
John James a Collier now keeping the
Turn pike Gate has disclosed to Wm[?] Daniels
that his employment was to go from Lodge
to Lodge & that he was employed as Secretary
& knows where there is £3/15 [s] Chartist Club
Money now - not disposed of-
About 9 o'clock Sunday night ten or more persons
entered the House of Moses Welch an old Gunner
he called him old Jack and pressed him to go
with them - he said he was too old - one replied he -
could carry a Basket and walk about and therefore he
must come as he could Shoot the people well and
they would speak to Mr. Frost to get him a good place
He said if he could fight he would do so for the
Government again with all his Heart but he would
not go with them- One of the Mob then said D _ n [ Damn] the
old Rascal he is a pensioner and of no use to us- &
with that pushed the old Man violently from him against
the Wall - This person had a Sword & Blunderbuss

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