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Regina v[ersus] Thomas Morgan
Henry Lewis of Tredegar States : That at three
o'clock I went up to the Colliers Row
to a house where I used to resort and when I got there the door was locked and the people inside
asked who was there I told them Henry upon which
they opened the door - the first thing I saw in
entering was a stick about five yards long and several
others of various sizes with an Iron ferule on each
stick I also saw a hammer lying on the floor
I asked them what they did with the hammer
Thomas Morgan answered to Sharpen the point of this Iron
in which he drew the Iron from the fire and began to point
it on the paving Stone
and when finished put it in the
longest of the Sticks- I then asked them what they
were going to do with them he told me they were
Mops tails - I replied that they were very comical Mops
tails - Oh! he answered they will answer the purpose
for which they are intended well enough I took three
three of them to Cefengola last night and if I had met
some one on the road I would have stuck one of
them in him - and that is what we intend doing
to night - John Morgan was sitting by the window
the whole time
- his brother in law - was also in the
house William Evans this took place in the house
of William Evans where they all resided- On Sunday
the day the Chartists rose William Evans was sitting
by the door inside - he appeared very low hearted and
never spoke John Morgan said I don't know where we
are going - they appeared to me to be pikes indeed I
have no doubt but they were pikes - I saw the same
on Men's Shoulders as I saw in Evans house at
Eight o'clock by the Church at Tredegar going towards
Sirhowy Bridge - the night they went to Newport the night being dark I could not see who they were - I am
quite sure it was on the Sunday night they rose I was glad to go home being afraid they would press me & take me along with them.

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