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on the road towards Newport and the party divided at the junction
of two roads when Witness lost sight of prisoner and finally made
his escape into Newport. ___________ Call

To prove
that he lives at Cros-y-Cylog that he was taken from home on
Monday the 4th Novr by a number of persons - some of them
were armed - one had a Butchers Axe with a Knife at the Handle
another had a Stick with a Spear on the top - witness didn't know
any of them. Asked them where they were going - They said to
Newport. Before they came to Malpas Gate witness saw the prisoner
Aust join coming out of his own House - Aust brought his Gun
under his Coat as if he wished to conceal it. William Jones the
was with them there. Witness first saw him at
Aust's house - Jones gave directions- Jones and Aust walked in front
up the lane as leaders of the party. A Collier came up to them
in the lane and told hem if they had seen what he had seen
they would not go to Newport - Some of them said "Then we
are done" Aust was in front with Jones when this was said -
a great many of them had Arms. ___________ Call

To prove
that he lives at Llanvrechva and that he was taken from his
house against his will by a party about 8 o' Clock and was
brought along with them till they came to Malpas - William Jones
was one of the party. When they reached prisoners House Jones
went in and came out with the prisoner - Saw them talking
together at Malpas House. Saw Jones loading a pistol - Met a
Collier who told them he had enough of it - Jones said - we are done
now - Saw some Guns amongst
them and Hatchets that would
cut two or three ways - others had Pikes and Billhooks - Saw
prisoner by the Turnpike Gate side by side with Jones._____ Call

To produce a Gun found at the house of the prisoner Aust at Malpas which was loaded. ___ Call

To prove
that Witness employed the prisoner Aust last summer - From what
Witness had heard of him he asked him whether he was a Chartist
and what made him so - Aust said it was time for something to be
done as the great men had had it in their hands long enough - Witness
observed to him that they were about to pull Mr Prothero's House down
and Mr Blewitts - and prisoner said - "I hope I shall live to see it" Call

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John Matthews

Chrisr Kidner

John Phillips

Henry Chapel
Grocer Newport

William Phillips
of Malpas

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