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crime - I was in bed on the Sunday evening by nine o'Clock I raised
about 7 on the Monday Morning and I got Witnesses if I could send up to
Blackwood to bring them down as could clear me - the Constable as
took me Yesterday they heard several say as I was at home that
morning they saw me there between 7 and 8 o' Clock I was not vis't
Newport neither Sunday nor Monday - I'll be upon my Oath of it.
And the persons that swore against me, they have sworn a falsity every
one of them - I am not the person they seed - I never had a Gun in my
hand never in my life from the day I was born. I dont know as I
got any thing else not at present, there is nothing further that I wish to
say not as I do know at present-
The Mark x of
George Turner alias Cole.
I never had no such Clothes in my House nor no musket of any
kind I am very sorry as any thing should happen for poor people to be
pulled about the Country for nothing for I am innocent Turner is my
right name - I have been called George Cole my Stepfathers name
The mark x of George Turner
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