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Thomas Jones Phillips saith - I am a
Solicitor residing at Newport - was not present when the attack
was made upon the the Westgate Inn - I arrived that morning-
(Monday 4th November last) about half past 10 by the Tredegar Coach.
I saw the marks of bullets against the house and also a dead body
under the Portico of Mr Phillips' (the Mayor's) house - I went to the
Westgate Inn - I saw several dead bodies lying in front of the the
Westgate Inn
- I also saw several dead bodies in the interior of the
Westgate Inn
- went up stairs and saw Mr. Phillips the Mayor -
I saw that he was wounded - I saw the wound in his arm whilst
the Surgeon was dressing it - it appeared a bullet wound- I also saw
that he was wounded in his side - I assisted the Magistrates in taking
evidence - I was present and took the information of parties who
inculpated John Frost as the Ringleader of the riot- Upon that
evidence the Magistrates granted warrants for the apprehension of
John Frost and also to search his house for papers - I volunteered
my services to execute the warrant to search the house of John Frost
I went to the house of John Frost attended by the Superintendent
of Police
- I did not find him there-

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