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along side of me with a man who had a gun & another with a spear
to guard me - I tried to find out who the man with the Gun was
but failed - he used me badly - I remained at the Welsh Oak half
an hour and tried to get away but was stopped by others coming up
- I however got away & went home - I am certain I would not
have given them the Candles but from fear of being injured by them
& getting them away - They spoke about the Charter & said if any
man was at home and could not show his Card after they
returned from Newport that they would destroy them like killing
toads - The men were strangers to me except Price Jones and
Phillips - I asked them how they intended to ac/t/ after they had
taken Newport - they said they should do the same as the
others - that I was bound to get a weapon and go with
them but I did not take any thing - they told me that Frost
would be down at the Welsh Oak with 30, or 40,000 men - I
heard some one speaking there whom they said was Frost
they told me the Pontypool & Abersychan men were to meet at
the Welsh Oak - I heard them talk about the Soldiers -
I said they would be sure to fire at us - they said no Frost
had seen the Soldiers & arranged it with them - that as
as soon as they met the Soldiers they were to Surrender
& give up their arms - I heard them say they should
__________________at Newport
have the Poor House^ down first of all - this was said
on the way to the Welsh Oak
________________________The mark of
__________________________X
_______________________Richard Arnold


[indented]
Wm Jones commonly called William Price Jones Sworn States
I am a Puddler - I lodge with John Evans a Labourer
at Blaina - I remember Sunday the 3rd November
last - I was at home at the House till half past 11
11 o'Clock. It was my turn to work at the Forge.


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