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Samuel Morgan (Sworn) states - I live in Victoria
Square
in the Town of Newport, I am a shoemaker - I saw the Prisoner
first on the Square - he came to my house to tea, we went to have a pint
of Ale at Mr Williams's the Brewery, he slept with me last Monday night -
To the best of my knowledge it was 4 Oclock when I saw him first
in Town on Monday - He breakfasted with me last Tuesday morning.
After Breakfast we came out into the Square, we came to see the dead bodies,
We saw a young man come in the front of the Westgate Inn - He asked
the Prisoner to go along with him to the Poor house - The Prisoner said
he would, and the Prisoner asked me to go along - I am not sure which
spoke to the Constable and Serjeant first - I believe it was the Prisoner -
The Serjeant asked the other man first if he was a Chartist, and he -
made him no answer - The Serjeant made a kind of a laugh - I
don't remember what the Prisoner said - The prisoner was not in any
other person's house after he saw me - I am not a lodging house
keeper as well as a Cordwainer, I have apartments - I knew the Prisoner
at Abersychan 2 years before that - I have lived at Newport since
the 2nd May - I have never had any concerns at all with the
Chartists - It was not in my house that Scard the Policeman came -
I was not out all the morning - If Scard had come there, I should
have seen him - It was about 4 Oclock that day I saw the Prisoner
first - I asked him particular several times, whether he had any concern
with the Chartists - He said No - It was not until he had denied
5 or 6 times that he had not any thing to do with the Chartists, that
I could venture to believe him - I never had no thought that he
belonged to the Chartists, because I never knew no harm of him -
I asked him 5 or 6 times because I was always so much against the
Chartists, - I had no reason to know from my acquaintance with him
that he had been a Chartist - My acquaintance with him had not been
of a very intimate kind - What made me put the question to him was,
because he came from where they was. - He did not tell me what
he came to Newport for - I was up to Abersychan about 3 weeks
ago - He said he wished me to make him a pair of Boots and
that when he came to Newport he would call and give me the Order. -

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