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him - I saw John Gibby go out - he was in the house when I saw
them fastening on the Pikes - I went to Jenkin Morgan's because
he met me the day before and told me to go there - When at Morgan's
he asked me to go with them; he told me he was going to meet
some parties but did not know who they were - We were to go to
Caerleon - I know Newport Bridge, We went over it to go to Caerleon
I said to Morgan I had no weapon or any thing in my hand
to go with them - I did go - Jenkin Morgan told me to go or I
should be killed myself and I went accordingly on the Caerleon
- Morgan had a Pike with him - Gibby had another it was
one with a Socket on and not like the one grounded at my master's
- Davies of the Pottery was not there - They made much noise when
they were putting on the Pikes - On the Monday Morning after I
saw my Master and for four days after then I went from home
when Jenkin Morgan came to my Master's Shop - he told my Master
to make a Spear for himself (Morgan) - I am come here from
Monmouth Gaol - I was sent there with my Master for making
Spears - I have been examined before by the Man here (meaning
Mr Phelps) it was yesterday in Prison - He did not say any thing
to induce me to come here - I came here as a Prisoner - I had not
been examined before by any persons besides by this person - I was
brought down last Saturday to the Westgate at Newport with my Master
(Stephens) and John Gibby - I had not made any Statement before I
was asked if I had anything to say against John Gibby - I was
asked by this Gentleman here (meaning Mr Phelps) - I had not been
asked before at the Workhouse by a Police Officer or anyone else - I was
then sent to Gaol but not for making any difference in my
Statement - I now give my Statement because I am on Oath - That
Gentleman (Mr Phelps) Yesterday did not tell me I was to give Evidence
what I said Yesterday in the Gaol was taken down - I did not
know for what use until I came here to day - I was absent from home
for a fortnight - John Gibby told me to go off with him - Gibby told
me to go for fear I should be taken - I went and came back by
myself - When Jenkin Morgan came to the Shop and asked him to
make a Spear for him, my Master said he would, and I saw him
make it but I did not see him deliver it to Morgan - I was not had

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[Annotation in left margin:]
Ran away



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