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Lewelyn Powell of Beaufort in the parish of Llangattock
in the County of Brecon
Hallier in the employ of the Monmouthshire
Iron and Coal Company states that having frequently lost
quantities of bar Iron from the Trams when coming down from the
Victoria works to Newport and suspecting John Owen of
the parish of Aberystruth in the county of Monmouth Blacksmith
I went several nights to watch him and about nine days before
the fourth November the time of the Newport Riots between one and
two o' Clock in the morning I looked through the Shutters in
John Williams' Shop and saw him making an Iron Instrumt
on the anvil similar to the Instrument on the Anvil which I have
heard the Rioters brought down to Newport and which I have
seen - there was another Instrument which appeared to be
finished on the block of the Anvil - the Instrument was about
Eight Inches long and sharp on both side - it had a fork at the
end - I thought at the time he was making knives for his
House - I knocked at the Shutter and I said "Holloa John what
are you doing at this time of night" he said nothing but immediately
threw a pan of water on the fire which left the Shop in darkness -
I am quite positive it was John Owen he having worked for me -
he then went away ___________ Lewelyn Powell

Witness W. S. Cartwright.

John Hopkins will prove the other ^ never made
stay nails for him or the Company shop at Victoria
Moses Scard will prove the Riots
at Newport on the 4th Novr & the proceedings
at the Westgate

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