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William Henry Williams of the Parish of Saint
Woollos in the Borough of Newport
(a Special Constable) ^ States - About 4 in the afternoon of the 4th Novr
last I received orders from the Magistrates to go
& search for Gunpowder which they had been
informed was secreted by ina Hayrick to the
left of Etheridge's House - I accordingly went
accompanied by WmNicholas Morgan & Edwd
the Police Superintendent- In the
Rick referred to we found ^ nothing but two Pike heads
with cross pieces - of a very different dangerous
description - Mr. Hopkins took possession of
them- I should know the sort again - After
the others had left, I went into a field behind
the Turnpike between the Caerleon & the Chepstow
& looked about for powder but found
none. But in a ditch near a Hayrick there
I found two poles ^ pike handles on one of which had a socket
^for a pikehead and the other had a bayonet fixed on it - they
were about 8 feet long - I took them to the
- I afterwards took one of the handles
to Monmouth & left it in the Court there-
In the last mentioned field I saw a great



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