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Regina v[ersus] John Lovell
William Jenkins of Newport Grocer and Parish Clerk
of Saint Woollos - I am Special Constable - On Monday morning
the 4th November I was at the Westgate Hotel - About 9 o'Clock
I saw a large number of men armed with various weapons turn round
the corner of the bottom of Stow Hill and come in front of the -
Westgate Inn - I know John Lovell well - I saw him amongst
them - There were about 30 or 40 before him - he had a Gun in
his hand which he held sometimes in a threatening manner but not
exactly presenting it - I was looking at the mob from the window of
the Coffee room - he was nearly opposite the front door when I saw
him - Immediately afterwards I heard the firing and left the window
and retired to a safer part of the room - I should think the firing
continued from 10 to 15 minutes - one spear was thrust through the
window and one ball went into the ceiling - As soon as the firing was
over I went into the passage over five dead bodies and went to my own
house opposite.
_________________________ W[illia]m Jenkins



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