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William Welsh ^ born at Wondy [*] in the
[^ added above the line ] Laborer
Co-y. now living with his Father John
of Newport Laborer. I was coming
up Charles Street Newport /o/n the morning ^
[^added above line]of Monday the Chartists came to Newport
about 9 or 10 o clock ^ when the mob armed
[^ added above line]in the morning
with Guns Pikes & all sorts were going
down Stow Hill I saw John Partridge
(whom I have known a good bit) clapping
his Hands and hallooing out "well done
"My Boys '['] One of the men asked him where
are the Newport Chartists he said " they will
"be here directly" . he was standing by the
Tree close to Red Lion I was close to him . He
had on a White Hat and a black a blue
Coat . I saw John Partridge next day
hand cuffd going to the Westgate I am
sure it was . John Partridge I have
seen him many times at Mr Harris's
the Barber's Shop near the Westgate I have
heard his name called often .
__________________________The mark of
___________________________William Welsh

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[* Wondy - ?Wern ddu]



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