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This Prisoner
will be indicted
for High Treason

George Turner's CaseApplies also in part to John Lovell

Thomas Hopkins Sworn Says I am Son of Edward Hopkins who
is Superintendent of Police for the Borough - I live with my Father on
Stow Hill I remember Monday the 4th November Instant I was standing at
the Corner of Mr Clements It is nearly opposite the Westgate Inn - I saw a
Mob coming down Stow Hill - I ran down to tell my father who was on
duty at the Westgate Inn - After that I went to Mr Clements Corner -
When the Mob came down the Hill they turned round and went towards
the Gates of the Westgate Inn - The Gates are at the farthest end of the
Inn from the Spot where I was standing they were marching in
order in front of the Inn 9 or 10 abreast - There appeared to be persons
having the command of them - They halted when they came to the
Gates - one person in particular attracted my notice when they got to the
Gates - He had on a Fustian Shooting Jacket and Trousers and black
Hat I noticed his Whiskers - they were dark colored - I took him to be a
Carpenter - I heard him say something I could not understand what he
said there was a movement on the part of the mob immediately
after the Mob came towards the front down towards the passage - All
of them were armed that I saw some had Guns, some had pikes. I
saw one or two with Spits. I did not see any swords - they had arms
of various descriptions - When I saw them enter the passage I heard
firing, some from the Mob outside and some inside - I believe the first
firing was inside After I saw them enter the passage I saw the person
I described as a Carpenter in another situation - I saw him walking
from the Mob, he was walking Lame towards Mr Lloyd s Mr
s is opposite this room, corner of Skinner Street. I heard him
tell a Man that he was wounded - he had a single Barrel Gun in
his hand I looked at him and discovered a hole in his Trowsers
as if a Ball had gone through into his thigh - I afterwards discovered
who he was Mr. Lovell who is now committed for trial Immediately after
the firing commenced I saw another person who attracted my
attention because he had a wooden Leg - I saw that person come out of
the Crowd - I first saw him walking from the crowd opposite the Westgate
I saw him go towards Mr Lloyds' Door at the Corner of Skinner Street

[in left margin:]
believes first firing
see the contrary stated
p. 120

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