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Thomas Hopkins sworn says I am
the son of Edward Hopkins the Superintendent of Police
I was in Newport on Monday morning the 4th of November
instant I saw persons coming down Stow Hill that
morning I should think there were from 4 to 5000 they
may be more or that may be less I know John Frost
I did not see him with them - those men came from the
direction of the Poor House it was from half past 8 to 9 o'Clock
in the morning when they came down Stow Hill they turned
round in front of the Westgate they commenced an attack
upon the Westgate Inn by firing upon it and some broak the
Windows with their pikes I did not hear any firing from the
Westgate before the firing commenced from the outside I was
standing at the Corner of Mr Clements nearly opposite the
Westgate I saw 4 men outside Killed and I saw one Wounded
the one wa that was wounded was shoot in the Arm I don't Know
the man who was shot in the arm I dont think I should
know him again if I was to see him the men I saw coming
down the Hill were armed were with Guns spikes and sticks
[signature on right half of page:-]
Tho[ma]s Hopkins

The prisoner being called upon to make his defence and being duly
cautioned says as follows,
I have only to say that I am quite innocent
[signature right hand side of page:]
Jenkin Morgan

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