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quite full, they fired thro' the passage. Witness
saw the two prisoner[s] Richard Benfield and
John Rees skulking in the corner of the
passage trying to conceal themselves. Rees had
a Spear in his hand, the other had one near
him. Witness asked Benfield and Rees what
__________there
they wanted when Lieutenant Gray came up
and witness took them into custody, into the
large room where the Soldiers were, witness
didn't keep the spears, he is sure the two
prisoners were not in the house when they
outbreak occurred - they said nothing when
witness told them they were his prisoners and
said come this way they came immediately
___________________________________ Call

To prove his being stationed inn the room at the
Westgate
and what passed when the Mob attacked
the house and he ordered his detachment to fire.
Speaks to the Mayor having been twice wounded
and Serjt Dailey who was by his side being
wounded in the he
ad. After he had ordered
his Men to cease firing witness went into a
side room leading from the passage and
found the two prisoners Benfield and Rees
in a corner. Witness ordered them to follow
him and gave them over to his Men. Witness
saw nothing in their hands, but on searching
them a quantity of ball ammunition was found
on Benfield ______________________ Call

To prove that he (witness) was standing at his
own door opposite the Westgate when the mob
______________________________numbered
came round the corner - saw several 100
come round the corner armed, they came
to the yard Gates and turned back, by order
of a person who handled a Sword,
came
to the Westgate door and fired, saw a man
with a wooden leg in the mob during the
firing arrived with a Gun, the prisoner Turner
is to the best of his knowledge that Man,

he had on a fustian or flannel Coat or
Jacket, saw him fire into the Westgate

[in left margin]
Benfield
Rees

Turner

[in right margin]
said Isaac
Venn

24

Captn Basil
Gray
of the
75th late Lieut
in the 45th foot

26

Daniel
Evans
Newport
Taylor

87

[at foot]
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