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Edmund Williams being sworn states - I am
a Labourer in the employ of the Monmouthshire Canal Company
at the Court y Bella Machine - I was near the Waterloo between
that and the Weighing Machine between eight and nine o'Clock on
Monday morning last - The distance from the Weighing Machine to
the Waterloo is about a quarter of a mile - I saw a great number of
men coming from the direction of Waterloo towards the Weighing Machine
the Waterloo is on the road side leading from the Hills to this place-
most of those men were armed some with Guns some with Pikes and various
other description of weapons all of them that were in front appeared to me to
carry deadly weapons- I know the Prisoner John Lovell quite well-
I see him now - he was with the men I saw coming from the Waterloo
towards the Machine - he was armed with a Gun - there was a good
many about 200 men passed me before the Prisoner passed me - some
of them in the crowd said to me as they were passing "fall in" I did
not fall in and when they found I was not willing to fall in they caught
hold of me - I found myself compelled to go and soon afterwards made
my escape round a corner - I was in the month of May last sworn in
a Special Constable for this Borough of Newport - I remember the Day
on which Vincent was apprehended I was then on duty at the Kings Head
Inn
in this town - the Prisoner was one of the mob in front of the
Kings Head on that occasion- The mob on that occasion conducted
themselves with great violence - they assaulted the Special Constables
and endeavoured to force their way into the Kings Head- The Prisoner
knew quite well I was a Special Constable - The second day after
that I saw the prisoner Lovell passing by the Weighing Machine he
then made some observations to me as to the Chartists - he said is
Blank there he is a damned Special he has made himself damned
busy and I'll fight any Special among them for a sovereign - he then
said you shall see that the Chartists are not all dead yet - He said there
shall be some of you Specials who have been busy marked yet - I did not go

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