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Morgan James states - I lived at Pillgwenlly some time
ago- I lived there last Saturday 2nd Nov[embe]r- I was employed
at the Coal pit near the fleur de lis - I hitch the trams
at the bottom of the pit - I am a Laborer - I know Jenkin
Morgan
at Newport- he lives at Pillgwenlly he told me he
was a Chartist- I have met him at some of the Chartist

[Note in left margin against lines 6-7:-] To corroborate Brickley

Lodges- he asked me then how the Chartists got on up the Hills
I said they were more quiet than what they had been- he
said he was in wonder at that- I asked him if there was
anything going forwards he said there was- He refused
then to tell me what it was was going on- I told him things
were going on very uneasy on the Hills & for gods sake to
tell me how it was going on down here - he told me it was
no use my going up to the Hills on Monday as there would
be no work going on there - I saw him again on the next
day (Sunday) 3rd Nov[embe]r - he came to my house at 11 o'Clock
that night- I was not in bed- he said he was Captain
over 10 men - He said to me "you are my man"
He told me John Frost was on the Hills - that he was coming
down with thousands of men to attack the Soldiers - he was
coming down
that night - he said the Charter would be
the law of Newport on Monday morning and that it would
be the law of the land on Monday morning before day
light - they were to be down against at 2 o'Clock - He
told me if I joined him I would be in no danger because -
Mr. Frost & his men would attack the Solders
- I then went
with him and several other men to the outskirts of the Town
and the other side of Newport Bridge toward Caerleon
- it was on the Road to Etheridge's house
we went into
a field there and remained some time
there were many Men there I believe
they were armed we waited there a long

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from 11 or 12
to 3 O'clock

time - Jenkin Morgan had a Pike- There
is a Hay Mow in the field which is situate
between the Caerleon and Chepstow Roads at the back of the Turnpike -

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Hay Mow
vide H[enr]y Williams.
Evid[enc]e as to findg
Pike in that Haymaking

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