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Prisoner told the People to dare not to break the Law
if they would take care not to do so there would be
no dan
ger - they passed opposite to the Ebbw Vale
Furnaces
the blast appeared to be taken off - Witness
said to Prisoner he hoped they did not stop the furnaces
for that would injure the Masters and Workmen -
Prisoner answered let them stop it to the Devil - Witness
lost sight of Prisoner then but saw him again at the
place where the Tram road crosses the Turnpike - stopped
there a long while towards day light and didn't see
Prisoner again - At the Evening Meeting on the Sunday
the Stranger from Blackwood spoke to the Meeting in
English and the Prisoner interpreted it into Welsh - Prisoner
said that every man was to do his best to have some
kind of arms for Self Defence - that the man from Blackwood
said that if there was a turn out there they were to
turn and that very minute if not there would be some

hard punishment - A good many of the People on the
Mountains
had arms - they waited there a good time
expecting the Sirhowy people over - Witness saw many
at the House where the Tram road crosses the
Turnpike
- Some had Arms and walking Sticks - Some
Guns - others Pikes - and some, Mandrils they left the
place first at Day break and came across through Sir
Charles
's Park
- Witness saw Prisoner on the Sunday
Morning ramming a Horse Pistol at his house ___Call

To Prove That on Sunday night the Third November
Witness was in expectation from rumours abroad
that the Chartists were coming down from the Hills
- several Men came to Witness's House between 11
and 12 pm - as soon as the Door was opened
the House was filled - there were hundreds - they
stopped at the door - and Witness didn't answer at
first - they rapped again and then fired a Gun
and said unless Witness came down immediately
they would break open the Door
- When it was opened the

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Williams


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Said
Edward
Richards

176


Simon
Leonard

of Lanpolleth [?Llanhilleth]
Publican
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