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Thomas Walker of the Parrot Inn - Saint
Woollos Newport
, states - On Sunday Evening
the 3rd November between 7 & 8 I received orders
from Sir Thomas Phillips then the Mayor of
Newport
to go out on horseback towards the
hills
in a direction to meet the Chartists who were
expected to march to Newport that night -
-(accompanied by Richard Webb an Ostler also on horseback)
I proceeded ^ as far as about 3 mlies on the
Risca Road & fro then at a place called
Rigby's
passed about 12 from 12 to 16 persons
who were standing together alongside of the Road
we said good night to each other & I went towards
Risca - When I got to Risca about 200 yards
the Newport side of the Bridge I heard a gun
fired off & a great cheering - I returned immediately
towards Newport & when I got back to Rigby's
I met the same 12 or 16 persons wh (as I believe)
who drew across the road & sung out & sung
out "holloa" I tried to pass them when
when one of them thrust at me with a sharp instrument
which inflicted a serious wound in my thigh
& groin - When I was wounded I still endeavoured
to go on when I observed another rank across
the road about 6 yards from the first

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