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party several hundred in marching order. Frost put them in
the way to march
- they often halted that they might come
together. Frost was sometimes in front, and sometimes
on the side looking how they were getting on, they passed
thro' Tredegar Park about day light halted at the
Machine
and went thence to the top of Stow Hill, when one
cried Halt, one hundred repeated it - Frost was walking on
the side before they came to the Friars. The last time Witness
saw Frost was at the Roman Catholic Chapel as they marched
down the Hill
, he was there, he came with them all the
way. Witness will speak to the attack on the Westgate
Hotel
he was knocked down, he might have escaped from
the party at the Royal Oak. Witness was w... wounded - Call

To prove that Witness was on his return home from Newport on
Sunday night the 3rd. November about 1/2 past 9 in company
with Mr. Watkins - left his house and Gig at Cross y Cylog
and walked on, between Cross y Cylog and the New Inn
met a body of armed men between 40 and 50 advancing
about eight in front who stopped the and demanded
their names, one of the Men whom Witness believes was
Shell (afterwards shot at the Westgate put Witness and
and his companion under arrest
and carried them with the
armed body several miles along the Turnpike Road and
and thence to the Cefn and Risca. In their way between
these two latter places, Witness hearing Frost's name
mentioned asked one of the Guards to find him and he
said he would try, and on their arriving at the Welsh
Oak
Witness heard Frost ask "Where is Mr. Brough"
Witness answered "Here I am" and got up immediately, Frost
said "how is it you are here Mr. Brough", Witness said
he was glad to see him here, and hoped he would get
them liberated. Frost said Witness was an old friend
and a good fellow, and he would try and get him

liberated, that he detested his politics but he was a
good fellow, and they, that is Witness and Watkins,
were discharged.
Witness did not know any of the Men

[in l. margin]
Last saw Frost at Roman
Catholic Chapel


speaks to attack
q saw Frost

pressed

Welsh Oak

Frost

[in r. margin]
Matthew
Williams

1

Mr. Barnabus
Brough

of Pontypool
Brewer

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