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Thomas Smith - Ty ddu I work
for Mr Jno Brown Ty ddu's Foundry
________________________at
I live in a House of my own^ Rogerstone
I Remember Monday Morning
the 4 Novr about 3 & 4 o'clock I was
_______________of Men
in Bed. A quantity ^ came to my Door
& called upon me to rise . They
knocked at the Door. I was afraid
they wod break it in. I got up &
opened the Door - I asked who was
there & they sd they wanted to be
warmed - I had no fire lit but
one of the men had some Lucifer
Matches (a short stout man) he lit
them we made a fire - I did every
thing they ordered me to do - My House
was full - My House is close to the
Tram Road
& the Turnpike - I did not
know any of the men - I saw a man
on Horseback
- Afterwards they forced
me out of my own House & made
me go with them - When they were in
my House some asked for Bread & Cheese
& another asked for Stockings - Which
I gave - they were peaceable &
I gave everything they asked for
It was very strange to me to
see so many people I asked as to

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