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I saw Jenkin Morgan the Milkman bring them out of that room - this
was Jenkin Morgan's House - I saw his wife there - After I saw them
fasten on the Pikes they went away taking one a piece of these Pikes - John Gibby
had one at his own house, he said so and he went out and came back with
me - I saw Jenkin Morgan with one and a bayonet, he had a belt round
his waist and the bayonet was in it - I saw the bayonet over the fire place
before he put it in his belt - He took the bayonet down and offered it to me
but I refused to take it - I saw Jenkin Morgan go out of the house, he took
the Bayonet and the Pike with him - I did not see him any more that night
I saw Gibby come out and go in again a second time - they told me
they were going as far as Caerleon to meet the mob
- John Gibby and
Morgan said this they asked me to go with them - I did not go - I said I
would not go - Jenkin Morgan then said if I would not go I must take my
oath not to mention to man woman or child what I had seen - I came
from Usk Gaol to Monmouth - Mr Evans of Pill swore something against
me - I was sent there under a charge of Mr Evans of Pill for stealing a
hammer - I was examined on a Monday last by Mr Phelps - I was examined
before that by the Chief Policeman of Newport ( Mr Hopkins ) - I made a statement
to Mr Hopkins - He did not tell me it would be better for me to make that
statement - I made that statement of my own accord - One of the Policeman
who brought me to Gaol I made a statement to, he lives at Pill ,- he held
out no hope to me- he told me he should make the communiction to
Mr Hopkins - I was sent to Gaol about a month after the riot at Newport
the Policeman asked me if I knew such people and I said I did - I was
then in his custody - I did hear that rewards were offered for people who
had cut - I lived in Newport all the time- I did not know the -
Magistrates were sitting at the Westgate to hear the cases against the Prisoners
now present - I did not know of any reward for taking these prisoners - Before
I came to Prison I did hear the Magistrates were sitting at the Westgate Inn
I did not want to give the information to them that I gave the Policeman -
I would not have given it but for what had passed between me and the Policeman
who took me to Gaol - Mr Evans who sent me to Gaol is a Blacksmith
and lives at Pill - John Gibby has worked for Mr Evans - I never saw Pikes
in his house - I saw the drawing of a pike in Chalk on the shutter of the
Shop window about a couple of days before this row began - it was of

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