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recently melted, he said the lead was for making pendulums for
his Clocks, Altho' he had run Bullets from it, the piece of lead is
nothing like the pendulum of a Clock, He made the Bullets for the
Chartists to prevent his being taken away, that his wife was very ill
and that he would have been taken away had he not consented to
make them - He said he had been up to the Chartist Lodge on the
Saturday night where he had been detained very late - He stated that
he had been a subscriber, but had not attended for a considerable
time - On the Thursday or Friday I cannot tell which he said a
person came to his shop and asked him how they got on, he did
not at first understand his meaning, but above alluding to the Lodge
in Duke's Town, this person who he stated to me he did not know,
told him there was to be a meeting at the Chartist Lodge on the
Saturday night and that he would be expected there, that after he had
finished his work on the Saturday he went up and remained with
them very late or rather early - I asked what their intention were, I
held out no promise to turn, nor did I hold out any inducement to him
in any other way. He said he did not know what their intentions were, but
they were very angry towards me, he had heard many speak of me, and
he supposed it was for taking Vincent. That he never would have
made the Bullets had it not been for the situation of his wife and
the fear of being obliged to go with them, I saw the prisoner on the
morning of the 4th about 10 o'Clock at Mr Homfray's Stable Yard, he
had then a Pistol in his hand which I saw him take out of his pocket
I now produce the same Pistol, it had the appearance of being a new
one, he endeavoured to prevent my taking it from him, he said it
had been given him to repair, he did not say by whom,
______________________W. W. Homan

Henry Crowe states I am a Special Constable at Tredegar Iron
Works
, I know the Prisoner I saw him on Monday the 4th November
- I saw nothing to induce him to make any confession to me - I
asked him what could possess him to make Bullets at such a time,
he said that he had been to the Lodge, and that they had in consideration
of his wife's illness let him free going with them, if he would stay at
home and make some Bullets for them, which he did, as he was in

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