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that is opposite the Westgate - he had either a Gun or a Stick in his
hand - I afterwards saw the same person walk dow[n] Commercial Street
towards the Salutation - he had the same instrument in his hand
walking down Commercial Street as he had when at Mr Lloyds Shop - I
should know that person again if I was to see him - the Prisoner at the
Bar is that person - I have no doubt it is the same person - I have
no doubt about it - I am quite certain that the Prisoner at the Bar is
the person - the Gates spoken of are leading into the Stable Yard of the
Westgate Inn
I do intend to swear the Prisoner is the Man - he had
light coloured clothes on
Thomas Hopkins

Daniel Evans Sworn States I reside in Commercial Street opposite the
Westgate
I am a Taylor. On Monday the 4th. November inst I was
standing on my own door when the Mob came round the Corner - I saw
several hundreds coming round the Westgate corner from Stow Hill they
were armed with Guns, Swords Pikes and Spikes and differents other
things that I can find no name for - they came as far as the
wide door that go into the Westgate Yard, they saw the Doors were
shut, they reeled back by orders of a person who had a sword in his
hand I believe the man I saw with the Sword and who seemed
to take the command was a person called Jack the Fifer I had
seen him before the Mob appeared to obey that man - they came up
to the Westgate door and immediately fired, it was at the front door
where the Portico is, they fired into the passage - I did not then see
a Man with a wooden leg in the Mob - I did see a Man with
a wooden leg in the Mob during the firing - that man was armed
with a Gun - I should know that man again I believe the Prisoner
at the Bar to be that Man to the best of my knowledge - He had
a kind of a fustian or flannel Jacket or Coat on - I can't tell
which because I was so excited at seeing him - charging so deliberately
I saw him firing into the Westgate window, the farthest from here,
the nearest to the yard Gate - first into the Upper window of a
room which was used to be called the Billiard Room, it is the
room over that in which the Soldiers were placed the Soldiers
had then showed themselves - I saw him load his Gun again

[in left margin:]
General
attack
Frost
Saw Turner
fire into Window


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