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and then I did ^ see some people coming home from Newport and then it came in
my head to come down towards Newport and I came down straight by the
till I come by the Old Hush and there I did stand and Mrs Jenkins
was standing at the door and called me by my name and I did turn to her
but I did not know her, don't you know me said she - No indeed says I, then
she told me she had been living at Tredegar in the Tredegar Arms - then I
did turn in and said since I did meet you here I will have a pint of
Beer with you and I did drink two pints of Beer there and by coming
out I see Mr Jenkins on the Door and I did know him directly and he did
ask me how I did come down if I did come down with the Mob - Mobs you do
call them I did ask him no I did not come down along with them said
I and I went down towards the Bridge and there I did stop there that
night and I did Sleep that night in the Public house on the left hand
by the Bridge - I dont know its name - the next morning I went home Sir
but I meet David Morgans wife above Risca coming down and he told me
to come down along with him to Newport that David was killed, her husband
when we went down it was Friars field and there he was lying on the Table laid
out, I believe that the name of the man was John Hughes the Landlord of it
I beant sure of it and they begged of me to stop there to beg to have his body
up to Tredegar to be buried there I did stop there till Thursday Evening and
we misse/d/ to have his body up after and then I did leave her here and I
went home myself - that is all I got to say - I did not come down by
Strickland's along that road as the old man say he never see me before - I have
nothing more to say I went home and worked till I was catched Sir ~

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_______________Benjamin Richards

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