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would be rough which Frost said he did not mind - Frost then
returned into the Parlour and between 9 and 10 o'clock left the
Coach and Horses
with Tovey and Slept at Tovey's house that
night- Frost remained at Tovey's house the whole of the next day
until night fall - On Saturday morning Frost told him the
Meeting the day before was a Meeting of Delegates and that he was
going to take the Men down to Newport on Sunday night and
that every Man that would go under his directions would be rewarded
Frost said that it had been agreed upon at the Meeting the day
before and that all the Men were to go Armed as they best could

Frost further said they would take the Corner arms at the Workhouse and
when they got to Stow Hill they were to give three Cheers which
would so frighten the Mayor that he would die in his Bed and it
would produce such an effect on the Soldiers that they would
throw down their arms, and he would take possession of the Town

and stop the Mail for Birmingham at which place there would
be Delegates in Waiting
who would if the Mail did not get there
in an hour and a half after its usual time consider that as a
Signal to do the same as he was going to do at Newport and
that by that means the Charter would be made the Law of the
Land - He said that they had been fighting long enough for others
and it was time they should now fight for themselves - That was
said on Saturday Morning -
Tovey then stated that in the afternoon
of Saturday William Davis came to his house and told Frost there
was a person without who wanted to see him and that Frost went
out and after remaining out about a quarter of an hour brought
in a Stranger who he said was a Delegate from the North -
That Man delivered to Frost in Tovey's presence two Letters which
Frost read to himself and then put them into the Fire - The
Man took Tea and Frost told him he must return to Newport and
go on from thence to Monmouth that night otherwise he would
be too late as the Mail would be stopped on Monday and he
would not be able to go on - Frost told the stranger what they
were going to do and the Stranger said he should go back and
tell the People in his District that Frost had taken Newport, and
it was time for them to begin
- Frost went out with that Man

[in left margin]
[between lines 5-14,26-27]
Frost statement of intention
to go to Newport
To go Armed
effect on Mayor
effect on Soldiers
Delegate from the North

[lines 9-23, 31-36 highlighted || ]



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