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Rega v Samuel Etheridge

Charles Rogers of Caerleon Chemist & Druggist
abiding at the house of his father William Rogers of ~
~the Town of Caerleon in the County of
states Monmouth
Linen Draper and Maltster states
On Monday the 4 Novr the day of the Riots at Newport
about 1/2 past 10 or 10 o Clock that on the morning
That ^ I saw Samuel Etheridge at his house - I
______________the Prisoner Saml Etheridge
was then in company with Walter Williams & Thomas
Caster Gunter
- the prisoner said to us said they were going on very
comfortably at wh and that they (meaning the mob)
would be in possession of the Town of Newport in half an Hour
- he said they (the Mob) was gone to a certain place
& afterwards added that they were gone to pull -
Lewis Edwards's House down - he Prisoner also stated, to the
best of my recollection, that they intended taking
Mr Phillips (the Mayor) Prisoner and to retaining him as a
Hostage till Vincent & others were liberated - He
also said that Newport would be ^burnt down before the
following morning he would venture his life - He Prisoner
pointed towards som a great number of men standing in a Quarry near and
^ said they Men at the Quarry were waiting for -
another party to come down before they entered
the Town of Newport
____________________________Chas Rogers
Witness Edw Merrick


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