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Reg[in]a v[ersus] John Lovell

William Jenkins of Newport Grocer and Parish Clerk of Saint Woolos I am a 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 at the bottom of Stow Hill and come in front of the Westgate
- 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 thje front dor when I saw him - I 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 - On[e] 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
____________________(signed) Wm Jenkins



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