Image 145 of 210


Please login to transcribe this page.

John Llewellin's Case
Applies in part also to John Frost & William Jones

John Maggs sworn - States - I live at Pontnewynidd
I am a Laborer - I know the prisoner John Llewellin - he is here - I have
attended meetings at his house I was a member of the Working Mens
Association held at his house - It is more than 12 months since I became
a member of that Association - The prisoner was a member - he was
Treasurer - I have paid him as a Treasure a penny a night
contribution - I paid 3d. entrance - I received a card - I have not got
the card I received - I have not joined them during the last 9 or 10
months - I think the little girl destroyed the card - It was all printed
I believe there was on the card Annual Parliament - No property
Qualification A man of the name of Davies acted as Secrety. I have
seen him with a book the names of the members were put down in
this book I know my name was put down - We met once a week
The prisoner's house is situate at Pontnewynidd near Pontypool
about 3/4 of a mile from Pontypool - The prisoner was present when
I paid my weekly money I have heard the prisoner address the persons
at the meetings - I can't tell the words he used - the subject was
Universal Suffrage, & that there was no secret that we Knew each
other by - We were called the Working Mens Association - I did not
when I was there hear of any Society called the Chartists' Society.
They called it the Radical Association - I have lately heard, it
called the Chartist Society - I can't recollect any of the words the
prisoner used at the meetings - he spoke about Annual Parliaments
Universal Suffrage & Vote by Ballot - I never heard him speak
about the Charter. I have heard the prisoner say that we must
stick up for the rights of the Charter. The members were admitted
into the Association by ballot I saw a box there - We had some
thing given us to put into the box - the box was like the one
now produced - it was called The Ballot Box We had a 4 square
tin given us when we were ballotting for a member that was for
a person to come in - the other was a 3 square piece of Tin - that was

137 [encircled]



You don't have permission to discuss this page.

Some images produced with permission of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

The archival material used by this project come from a number of repositories. If you would like to request the use of an image from this website please contact enquiry@llgc.org.uk @Copyright 2015