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Thomas Jones Phillips being sworn saith
That he is a Solicitor residing at Newport - was not present
when the attack was made upon the Westgate Inn - I arrived that morning
(Monday 4th Novr instant) about half past 10 by the Tredegar Coach -
I saw the marks of Bullets against the House and also a dead body
under the Portico of Mr Phillips's (The Mayors) house - I went to
The Westgate Inn - I saw several dead bodies lying in front of the
Westgate Inn I went up stairs and saw Mr Phillips (the Mayor )
I saw that he was wounded - I saw the wound in his arm whilst
the Surgeon was dressing it - it appeared a bullet wound - I also saw
that he was wounded in the side - I assisted the Magistrates in
taking evidence - I was present and took the information of parties
who inculpated John Frost as the Ring leader of the riot - Upon
that evidence the Magistrates granted Warrants for the apprehension
of John Frost and also to search his house for papers - I volunteered
my services to execute the Warrant to search the house of John Frost - I went
to the house of John Frost attended by the Superintendent of Police - I did not
find him there - this was between 5 & 6 o'Clock in the afternoon of that
day -- I proceeded to search the house having informed Mrs Frost the
object of my so doing - I seized all the papers I could find of the
description I considered I was authorized to seize of his manuscripts - The
Magistrates had agreed to offer a reward of 100£ for the apprehension of
John Frost for High Treason -- Bills offering that reward for his apprehension
were issued - I do not recall seeing them before I went to execute the
warrant - I know John Partridge the prisoner - I have
known him for several years - I know that he has been very
intimate with John Frost for many years - I know that he has
been the printer of papers which John Frost has been the author
of - About 7 o'clock in the evening of Monday the 4th Novr instant
I went to the prisoner's (Partridge's) house and attempted to open the front
door but found it fastened - I then knocked at the door - & I heard Partridge

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