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Susanna Tovey wife of Job Tovey of Penllwyn in the
Parish of Monythusloyne Collier states - That on Friday evening previous
to the Riot at Newport my brother Reuben Tyley came down from the
Coach and Horses and asked if I could let Mr John Frost sleep there
that night. I said he might - Mr Frost came about 9 o'Clock, my husband
came in soon after. I suppose he had been with Mr Frost at the Coach and
Horses. Mr Frost went to bed shortly, we have only one room with two beds in it.
Mr Frost slept in one, my husband in the other, I slept at my mothers.
I made breakfast for Mr Frost the next morning (Saturday) about 8 o'clock.
I left him to go to my mothers after breakfast. I returned about 12 - a young
man brought a Letter for Mr Frost he answered it. I do not know where
the Letter came from. I dined with Mr Frost and afterwards made him
Tea, about 6 or 7 Mr William Davies with a young man who was a stranger
to me came to see Mr Frost, my husband was in the room at that time. I
went to my mothers, they remained about a quarter of an hour, Frost,
Davies and the Stranger then left, my husband then followed them shortly
after. Mr Frost and my husband returned about 9 o'Clock, they went to bed
directly. On the Sunday morning Frost my husband and self breakfasted
about 8, we dined at one, I cannot say if any person saw Mr Frost during the
morning as I was at my mothers, about 5 o'Clock I came in and found Mr William
Davies there who was just setting off with Mr Frost. I did not see
Mr Frost afterwards. Mr Frost said at Dinner that he hoped when he came
to Blackwood again he should have the pleasure of dining with us when
the Charter did become the law of the land. My husband left home
about 6 I did not see him again till 8 the next morning when he returned
home. I do not know how far he had been with the mob, my husband
is a member of the Coach and horses Lodge, he left home on the
Tuesday for fear he should get into trouble and I believe he has been
remaining at Coal Pit Heath since. After dinner on Sunday Mr
Frost said the men from Pontypool and Newport were to meet at the
Cevan 10 o'Clock Sunday night, he said the Soldiers would not fire
on them as they were as much oppressed as we were, that they would
first attack the Poor House and take the arms that were there, then
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