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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 and - -
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 and -
arranged it with them - that as soon as they met the Soldiers
they were to surrender and give up their arms - I heard
they say they should have the poor house at Newport down first
of all - This was said on the way to the Welsh Oak

_________________________The mark X of Richard Arnold

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