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Mary Simpson Sworn - States I am the Wife of William
Simpson
, I was in the Cottage Monday morning when the
Prisoner came in with his Gun - I saw a party going along
he told me he made his escape into the Lodge and stopped and
tried to conceal himself from the party, it was half past eleven
when I first saw the Prisoner it was half past eleven by our
Clock, he said he had made his escape from the Men, that
they had pressed him in the morning he said nothing more he
left the Gun and he came down to Newport as he told me I
had no conversation with him as to what had happened at Newport,
I was too much frightened, I did not wish to hear anything
about it - I heard a great noise he told me he had made
his escape from the men - I was not present during any
Conversation between the Prisoner and my husband, I do not
recollect what the Prisoner said when he came back in the
afternoon, I was busy with the Children and took no Heed -
He left in the afternoon with his Gun about 5 o'Clock in the
afternoon it was not broad day light for we had lit the Candles
I did not see him at any time between 8 and half past eleven
o'Clock that morning - half past eleven was the first time I saw
him that morning - he never was in the Cottage but once before
it was about three weeks before, he came then for some plants
I had never seen him before, I dont know the fact of my husband
being a Chartist, he never told me he was a Chartist, I had
no reason to believe that my husband was a Chartist, I never
knew or had reason to believe that my husband attended
Chartist Meetings, I dont know that the Prisoner is a Chartist
I am not a Chartist - I never heard that there was to
be an outbreak on Monday Morning - My husband was in
the Garden when Aust came there, I went there to tell him
to keep out of the way - After the men were gone he came into
the Cottage, Mr. Aust was not in the Cottage when I went
to seek my husband in the garden - I did not go for my
husband to Mr. Cordes house - I am quite certain it was not
later than 5 o'Clock when Aust left my Cottage - I have not seen
or heard a person of the name of Jones a Watchmaker of Pontypool

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