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Lewelyn Powell of Beaufort in the Parish of Llangattock
__________________Hallier
in the County of Brecon ^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 4th 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
______on the anvil similar to the instrument
an Iron Instrument^ I have heard the Rioters
brought down to Newport and which I have seen - there was another
instrument that appeared to be finished on the block of the
Anvil - the instrument was about eight inches long and
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 Owen - he having worked for me - I then went
away _______________________Lewelyn Powell
Witness W.S. Cartwright
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