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Mob coming down the Hill, they were armed. I dare say I saw five
or six hundred going down til they came round to the front of the
Westgate Inn - I saw a man with one Leg in the Crowd, there was
about 50 passed before I saw him he had a wooden Leg, and a
person called Jack the Fifer was walking alongside of him - the Man
with a Wooden Leg was armed with a Gun - Jack the Fifer had a
Pistol and a Pike or spike I dont know which, he had a big coat
over him, they both stopped back and let most of the Mob pass to the
front of the Westgate Inn, I stopped in the Stable until they began
to fire - I heard a Man in the Mob give the word to fire - When
I heard the Firing I got over into a Garden and got out into Commercial
by Dr O'Reily's to the front of the Druggist Shop I there saw
again the same man with the wooden Leg he had a gun in his
hand then, that was after the firing the Mob was running some
one way and some another he had a kind of a round Jacket on
and a Hat something like a Jim Crow Hat - I cant say actually
what sort of a coat he had on I do really believe it was a sort
of Dark Velvet Coat - I was so frightened that I did not take such
particular notice I came in the room last night where the Prisoner
was. I then told a Special Constable I was sure the Prisoner was
the man I saw in the Crowd I did not then know he was in
custody. I had then seen his Wooden Leg - Having looked at the Prisoner
I do believe he is the Man I wont swear he is the Man I cant
say whether he had a double or a single barrel Gun When I saw
him going away he was going at a good solid pace, there was
several going with him - he was going a Road which leads towards
Risca and the Hills
________________Saml. x Williams

Moses Scard Sworn Says I am a Police Officer of Newport I was
on duty on Monday the 4th. November at the Westgate Inn in Newport
I had been on duty all Sunday night - I remember standing at the
front door when a great number of people came down the Hill
armed - I should say I saw 4 or 5000 - I could not see the end of
them - I saw a Man with a Wooden Leg amongst the Mob I
noticed him in particular - I saw him nearly in front of the Mob

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