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Reg[in]a v[ersus] John Lovell
William Jenkins of Newport Grocer & Parish
Clerk of S[ain]t Woollos - I am Special Constable -
on Monday morning the 4th November I was
at the Westgate Hotel - About 9 O'clock I saw
I 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 Inn.
I know John Lovell well - I saw him amongst
them - He was 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 stand 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 & left the window & 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, & one ball
went into the ceiling - As soon as the firing was
over I went into the passage - over 5 dead bodies
and went to my own house opposite-
______________________ W[illia]m Jenkins

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