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into the house over the lower shutters - several shots were fired at and into
that Room by the mob before the shutters were opened - after that I saw the
shutters were opened - as soon as I saw them opened I ran in - I ran up
stairs before I saw what was coming - I saw the first transaction afterwards
I saw the first man falling - he fell from a shot out of the room fired by a
Soldier- I believe he was shot in the shoulder - I believe he had a Velvet Coat
on - I saw no firing by the mob in the street after the Military began to
fire - there were several shots fired between the yard door and the window -
after the first man fell the mob were defeated repulsed and flew away in
every direction - I saw nine dead bodies altogether four in the street
and five in the Inn - I had not seen the Prisoner for some days previous
to that - a little time since I kept an Inn in this town - the Chartist -
meetings were held there at first - I joined them I paid them as a -
member - I continued till I saw they were getting on in a way that I did
not like till I thought it would end in violence - I came to that conclusion
from the Speaches that I was in the habit of hearing - I therefore thought
it right to withdraw from the association - Lovell was at that time one
of the leading men on the Committee - I never saw him without a
meeting without him there - I never heard him speaking there to the
best of my knowledge - I left the house in the month of April last - they
passed a vote of censure on me about three or four weeks before that -
because I was a bad member - I would not agree with them I wished
to withdraw from them - I have never since I have left the house had any
conversation with Lovell on the subject of Chartism - previously to my leaving the
house I heard Lovell say many times in the Bar that they could have the Charter &
the Charter they would have - I have heard him various times say that if they could not
have Charter by fair means they would have it another way - I have reason to believe
he has been a Chartist up to the present time - I have seen him always with them -
I have known him attend Chartist meetings called by Vincent - previous to the
mob firing the Soldiers could not be seen.

By the Prisoner - It was not the first part of the mob that came round that attacked the
door but the attack proceeded jointly from the body of the mob and those at the end-
The prisoner was between the Stow Hill Corner & the front door when he said "In my men"
The prisoner said either "in my men" or "in my boys" I can't say which - I heard him distinctly -
I can't say the attack was more from one quarter than another - they all rushed forward and in
my opinion the prisoner was one of the first - The front door was neither open or shut - it appeared

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