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Reg[ina] vs 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 on 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 that hammer Thomas Morgan answered
to sharpen the point of this iron on which he drew the
iron from the fire and began to point it on the paving
and when finished put it in the longest of the sticks.
I then asked him what they were going to do with them
he told me they were mop's tails I reply'd they are very
comical mop's tails. Oh! he answered they will answer
the purpose for which they are intended well enough. I
took 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 tok 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's house at eight o'Clock by the
Church of 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 bundle

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