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Regina v. Unknown Persons
Examination of Benjamin Strickland of
Quarry Mawr in the parish of Machen
- Who States that on Sunday night
the 3rd of November instant about 20
minutes after 10 o'Clock I was at home
at my own house - I way lying on the
bed in my bedroom on the second floor -
when I heard from the outside the
word "halt". Immediately after I heard a
very loud knock at my door - I got up from
my bed and went to the window and opened
it when I saw nearly three hundred Men
all about the door in the front of my House-
I said "What do you want" - some of them
said "you must come down stairs" - I
answered "I will come down directly" - I
put my Hat on and went down stairs-
My front door was fastened with a ^ lock
bolt and a chain - the chain is about
three feet and a half in length and when
loose the door may be thrown open for
about four or five inches - I threw
the door open - one of the men entered -
He had no arms but a lighted Candle in
a Lanthorn - Another man standing
upon my left hand had a Spear in his
hand - He held his Spear near me
against my side - I said what do you
want- at the same moment another
man (a short man) levelled his Gun

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