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Frances Gibbon - sworn states -- I am the Wife of
Thomas Gibbon, he lives at Pill, he is
a Watchman under Mr Homfray - I know the prisoner at the
Bar very well. I have known him about two years. I
remember his coming to my House this night three weeks
that was the Wednesday before the riots, he came there
about 6 o'Clock in the Evening enquiring for another man.
I was down stairs, and I went up stairs to see who were
there. I saw the prisoner talking, but I cannot tell you
exactly the man he was in his shirt sle[e]ves. I heard the
prisoner tell the man not to be alarmed if he were called
for - I heard Frost's name mentioned that he was gone
up to the Hills to fetch the Colliers out, Jenkin Morgan
said that to the man in the Shirt Sle[e]ves - Jenkin Morgan
seemed to be greatly alarmed - he said he expected blood
shed would be in Pill and Newport before Sunday night-

I took it so, but I can't say whether it was Sunday night
or Monday morning, I went straight to the Iron Yard
to my Husband, I told my Husband of it, he said he
did not credit it - He said that I was a person of a nervous
feeling, and I am very nervous and I have not been well
since - I am certain it was the prisoner that came to my
House. I know him quite well, I could not be deceived
the person he called for John Gibby - I know John Gibby
I know John Gibby, he left home the Wednesday after the riots,
he has not been home since--
xd ____________ The mark X of Frances Gibbon-

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