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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
Iohn [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 Williams of the Parish of Aberystruth
in the County of Monmouth
Blacksmith I went several nights to watch
him and about nine days before the 4th November, the the time of the
Newport Riots between one and two o' Clock in the morning I looked
through the Shutters in John Owen ~ Shop and saw him making
an Iron instrument on the Anvil similar to the instrument 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 a sharp on
both sides - 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 over the fire

which left the shop in darkness - I am quite positive it was John
... , he having worked for me - I then went away.
________________________Lewelyn Powell

W. S. Cartwright

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