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David Jones sworn states - I am a Commission
Agent at Pontypool - I was on the night of the 3rd instant and early
in the morning of the 4th instant on duty as a Special Constable
at Pontypool - we were all armed - I was occasionally standing Sentry
at the Station House - I was there on Sentry between 5 & 6 o'clock in the
morning of Monday the 4th instant - about 3 o'Clock we found a large
body of men coming down armed - we [blank] a pike among the
rest going along the road, we seized it - we seized the man that carried it
he called others to assist him - I seized the man that came to assist
him - about 5 o'clock in the morning I was near the Station House - I
perceived a great many persons going down the Canal Bank - I was -
standing near St James' Chapel it was then near 6 o'clock - I saw the
Prisoner going along - I was at the Southern side of the Station House
I noticed the Prisoner because he ordered his party to keep the other side
from the Station House - At that time there were 14 or 16 persons with
the prisoner - I had seen him before and was well acquainted with his
person - I have seen him three times at Chartist meetings and I have
not the least doubt that he is the person that I supposed him to be - I
went up to him and felt for arms about his person - I enquired where he
was going - he said he did not know where he was going - I told him
to go back home until he knew where he was going - I asked him if
he had any arms he said no - he had on the same Coat that he has on
now - he had in his pocket a piece of Iron like half a Bayonet about a
foot long - I did not take it from him - they were 14 to one and I did not
think it prudent to attempt to take it from him - I saw him again
[left hand margin] 5 Nov on Tuesday last up stairs in the Westgate Inn - I am not quite certain it was
Tuesday - I saw him in this house since - I saw him at Pontypool he was in
the room where the Prisoners are confined - it was between twelve and two -
about the middle of the day - I did not count how many was along with
him - I did not count them - I had heard that there were several persons
in Custody from the neighbourhood of Pontypool and was sent for to see -
whether I could recognize the persons of any of them and I was taken up
into the room to look at them David Jones
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