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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 & 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 Cefn at 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
take Newport and afterwards attack Tredegar
House
where they would find a great
quantity of Arms. I asked Frost what the
men would do for something to eat.
He replied "there is plenty of flour in the
Warehouses at Newport and Venison in
the Park and suppose we shall have some
Butchers amongst us." I went towards
Newport on Monday and met my
Husband returning above the Welsh
Oak
about 10 or 11. Mr Frost has slept
in our House once before.
______________________Susanna Tovey
[indented]
Witness: W.S. Cartwright

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