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Reg a v Solomon Britton

Edward Miles between 16th and 17th years of age of
Stow Hill Newport - I live with Mr Hopkins the Baker at Stow Hill -
I remember being in the house on Monday the 4th November instant at about
9 o'Clock in the morning and heard people coming coming down the Hill I had
heard that the Chartists were expected I went to the Door from my Breakfast
to see what it was - a large mob of men armed with Guns pikes and such like
going down the Hill - I could not eat any more Breakfast - I went out in
the street shortly afterwards - I heard the firing down at the Westgate
Shortly after I saw the prisoner running up the Hill - I will swear it was
the Prisoner - he was dressed in a dark rough frock Coat with fur or curly
hair collar and a low crowned Hat - he had something in his hands which
appeared as a weapon there were two persons with me one of them is named
Lewis a carpenter who is gone to his Uncle at Liverpool - the other man is
David Evans who lives at Malpas and apprenticed to a Carpenter
____________________________________ Edward Miles
____________________________________________ Taylor

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