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was forcing their way into our room but our shot poured so fast that they
was knocked down as fast as they approached - When I was in the
Act of loading my piece the pan was knocked off by a Ball from the
Chartists - Our firing continued about 10 minutes when the Streets was
cleared and Lieutenant Gray ordered cease firing and set about to strengthen
our position in case of a second attack while he was reconnoitering the
adjoining room he found two of the Chartists concealed in[...][page damaged]
rooms he brought them out to our room and ga[v... ] [page damaged]
of our men every thing remained quiet and I was obliged to[...] [page damaged]
stairs as I felt very weak through the loss of blood and the Doctor
extracted three slugs from my hand - as soon as my head was dressed
I came down stairs and on returning to the room where our men were
I saw 4 dead bodes in the passage and 2 in the Street- I remained at
the Westgate Hotel the following day and every attention was paid to me
when Mr. Phillips the Mayor of Newport gave directions to have me
conveyed to his residence where me and my wife remained 13 days
during which time every attention was paid to me by his amiable
Sister and family for which I fervently pray for their welfare and
everlasting happiness ~
_________________(signed) James Daily
______________ Serjt 45th Reg[imen]t

Newport
30th Novr 1839

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hum
13 days board &
Lodging for one
Knight

[bottom right/ in ink ]
Wm Kerslake Junr
March 4 - 1864

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