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Regi[na] vs Phillips[,Isaac]

Richard Arnold late of Ponty mister
now of Blaina Puddler states that
I was at Ponty mister on Sunday of
the night of the 3rd Novr last I was at
___________________about 12 or 1 O'clock
home and in bed about 9 O'clock^ I heard
some strange men outside call me by
my name - I did not answer they called
again and said if I did not answer
they would burst the House open I then
jumped up and looked out of the window
asked what they wanted they told me they
were Chartists & that I must get up and
go along with them. I told them if they
were Chartists to go about their business
I was not one and would not go with
them they were I had my head out
of the window they swore if I did
______and come down and open the Door
not get up ^ that minute they would
burst blow my brains out. I asked
them their intentions they said they were
going to Newport to take Newport . I asked
them what they were going to do at Newport
they did not say but upon this a young
man one of the party took up a large
brick and burst the Door open. This
man was Isaac Phillips he was a neighbour
of mine & I knew him well I did not
__________________(a double barrel)
know the man with the Gun ^ . They
all Entered the House (about 30 altogether)
and I came down stairs partly dressed
they asked me for a Gun I told them
I had no Gun. They asked me for a sword

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