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meet as Tidy as we could as many as we could
and come down to Newport before day light.
We asked what we were to do - George Reeve
told us what we understood was Mr Frost's orders
that we were to stop the Coaches and the Post
at Newport I went we were to meet at Newbridge
it I went home to bed about 8 o'clock I went back
to back about 8 o'clock that night a large party
and called out "come along you must come
or we will tear down the door " - I got up and
took my staff and my Wife and my little
___ and my wife
Girl ^ to her mothers house near us they were alarmed
I went with the party down to Newbridge -
We were joined by other parties of men on the road
most all were armed with Pikes and or Guns
When we came to Newbridge it was said John
Frost
was gone on ahead - we overtook him
at the Royal Oak Beer house near Risca - he was
in front of the House a great many men were with
him - Frost went away for about an hour and then
came back with a number of men it was it
was in the dead of night - we came on to Newport
we stopped occasion... halted sometimes to let the
men come up - Frost was sometimes before and
sometimes in the middle part - We came up
by the Friars -into Newport - We came through
Tredegar Park - it was then day light - Nothing
much else took place until we came opposite
the Westgate Inn- The last time I saw John Frost was
opp near about the Roman Catholic Chapel
The first thing I saw when I came we came
opposite the Westgate was after a Word was
given was the Men rushing with their Pikes
at the Door - Our party reached from the Waterloo
Gate
to Court y bella Machine -

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Matthew Williams
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Argoed Bedwellty
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