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Simon Leonard - states - I am Landlord of the Hanbury
Arms Inn
in the Parish of Llanhilleth - A rumour was made
at my house on Sunday the 3rd of November last that the Chartists
were rising at Ebbw Vale and were going to proceed to Newport -
Between 11 and 12 o'clock that night as I was retiring to
Bed I heard from the outside a noise of men talking and a tramping
of feet - Immediately afterwards I heard a rap at my door -
I did not answer it - I then heard another and the report of a Gun -
I went to the Window and tapped - I saw several persons near my
door - Some were passing - They sung out open the door immediately
or we will burst it in - I opened the door - My house was instantly
filled - most of the men were armed with different weapons - I
should think there were 100 or more there - they called for Beer - I
drew Beer for them - for some of which they paid but not all -
I drew the whole of the Beer on Tap and then the men blew the light
out - I begged of them to get me a light again as it was impossible for
me to do anything in the dark which they did - Zephaniah Williams
was there - he ordered the men out saying "get on as fast as possible without
calling elsewhere - I asked Z Williams if he would take a glass of
any thing - He said he would take a glass of Peppermint - When I
went to get it for him I found that a Jar containing about 3 Gallons
of peppermint had been stolen - I left the Bar the Prisoner was there
when I left it - I went to the Tap room and found that a cloak of my
Wife's and 4 umbrellas had also been stolen - When I went back
to the Bar Z. Williams was gone - I did not recognize any one of
the parties who were in my house except Z. Williams -

George Lloyd of Blaina Laborer states - On Sunday the 3rd
November, upon Mr Brown's Hill - I was pressed by a Gang of men
who took me first to Zephaniah Williams's house and afterwards towards
Newport as far as Sir Charles Morgan's Park - In the course of the way
down I saw many houses broken and the Inmates (men) were forced
to with the mob.
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[in l. margin/ agst lines 7-8]
Does not know Thomas
Davies
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