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Witness was without a hat or Jacket - was conducted to a
large body of which the Prisoner Solomon Britan
was the Leader - On their road from Pontypool towards
Newport they pressed several other Men and a Boy
and constrained them to go along - This was done by the
Order of Prisoner - They halted and advanced at the
Command of the Prisoner and in their talk signified
that they were going to take Newport return to Pontpool
and release the Prisoners there - Attack the House of
the Lord Lieutenant
and afterward go to Monmouth, take
down the Gaol there and release Vincent and the other
Prisoners
- that they expected to meet Frost at Newport
who was coming thither to meet them with a great body
of Men from Blackwood - _________________ Call

To Prove That some time after the Mob was repulsed by the
Military - Witness saw the Prisoner Solomon Britan
on Monday morning at Newport at a house in Bakehouse
Lane
nearly opposite the Roman Catholic Chapel on Stow
hill
between 10 and 11 a.m. Witness went into the
House to Search for Arms - Asked Britan what he did there,
- he said because he was a friend of the M
ob - Under a Table
near where Britan sat Witness found a Pike and took
possession of it - Britan denied that it was his __ Call

To Prove That on Monday the 4th between 10 and 11 A.M. as
Witness was standing at the Corner of Bakehouse Lane
he saw the Prisoner coming up Stow hill from the Westgate
he was opposite Miss Poulton's house which is about
50 yards down the Hill from the place where Witness stood
nearer the Westgate - Prisoner came up to him and
touched his Shoulder as he pass'd him in Bakehouse
Lane
he had a Weapon in his hand which Witness believes
was a Gun. Prisone
r had on a Brown Pilot Cloth Coat with
a light Dog's Skin Collar and a low Hat. _________ Call

To Prove That Witness saw the Prisoner Britan at the Barracks on
Tuesday the 5th Novr in Company with 2 others - The Prisoner
asked Witness respecting a person who he supposed was a Prisoner

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Willm Watkins
Servant to Mr
Croft
of Pontypool
49


Moses Scard
of Newport
Police Officer
53


Edwd Miles
Gardener to Mr
Edwd Hopkins

of Newport
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