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Rega v Saml Etheridge

William Morgan of the Parish of St Woolos in the Borough
of Newport,
Druggist - states On Monday the 4 Novr I saw a large Mob
I was a special Constable - On Monday the 4 Novr I saw Saml
Etheridge
coming from High St in the direction of the Westgate
Inn Hotel
and pass my house - I was in the street - I am sure
it was Etheridge - I have been acquainted with him about 20
years or more - when Etheridge passed me it was about half
________________________10 minutes or
past 8 in the morning - About^ a quarter of an hour after I
saw a great many men come down Stow Hill and turn
the corner round to the front of the Westgate - the mob appeared
to have something carrying pikes - in their hands - I noticed -
Etheridge go about 50 yards from me when he went down
Hight Street
but I cant say whether he joined the Mob or not -
_________went
as I returned into my own house Immediately _____Etheridge passed me
^ In about 10 minutes ^ or a quarter of an hour after the Mob came Down in front
of the Westgate I heard
the firing commenced atthe Westgate
________________________________________Wm Morgan
Witness Edw Merrick

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