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are John Rees and Richard Benfield - I heard some one
say shut the door - I walked over three dead bodies to shut the
door - I found one dead man at the door - I could not shut the
door because his arm was between the door and the frame - I did
not see the two Prisoners come in with the Rioters - there was such
a rush I could not see who got in - When I had shut the door I
turned round - I saw the two Prisoners in the house one standing
up by a safe in the passage and the other standing in a corner - they
were trying to conceal themselves - One had a spear in his hand
and the other one near him - they were long sticks with Instruments
in the top of them - I think it was the Prisoner Rees had the
Spear in his hand, whether the other had a spear in his hand
or not I am not sure, but it was standing near him - I asked
them what they wanted there and with that the Officer Mr Grey
came up with his Sword drawn and I said here are two - I
took them into custody and took them into the large Room where
the Soldiers were & left them there - I did not keep the Spears - there
were a great many others I left them go with the others.
The prisoners were not in the house before the outbreak occurred
I am quite sure of that - they said nothing they did not attempt
to excuse themselves for being there - I have not the least doubt
that they were part of the Rioters that came in
Isaac Ven.
Isaac Ven further examined - I found Prisoner in the
passage as I mentioned before I mean the Entrance Hall with
their back towards the Bar - I told them both they were my
Prisoners - I said come this way and they came immediately
they turned to the right and went before me - I then went away
from them - the officer gave me no Answer when I spoke to him
- I afterwards saw the Prisoner go into the large Room where
the soldiers were - they might have gone into the other Room
after I spoke to the Officer
Isaac Ven.

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