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The prisoner Edward Edmunds being duly cautioned
and called upon to make his defence Voluntary stated
On Sunday the 3rd of November a great mob of people
came into my house and ordered me out And I asked them
where they were going to and they answered and said that was
no odds to me I should have to know where they were going to
And they said if I would not come with them I would be a
dead man that I went along with them as far as Cros pen
main
- there I asked them were they going any further
or not and they said they were going to Crumlin and then
to Newbridge and then I should hear then I told them that I
would not go any further along with them unless I should
hear something at Newbridge then after I went there they said
that I must come down to Risca again then I told them
that I could not walk down to Risca because I had just
fractured my Rib I told them then they said if I could not
walk that they would get me a horse then I said no not in
that way I will not accept of the horse then I went down
as far as Risca Bridge and I sat down there by the Bridge to rest
then I heard firing it was down by the Welsh Oak I suppose
I was down by the Risca Bridge then said the men You are
bound to go along further with us then we came to the
Welsh Oak And after I came to the Welsh Oak I saw a
Great number of people there about 2 or 300 then I asked
them what was going on there and their reply was that
Frost was there and I asked what was going on and they
said they was going to Newport so they all started down as
far as Pye Corner and I made a stay there till all the
Crowd went by me it was there wereI saw Furman first
with a Pistol in his hand
And I did not see a sight
of him afterwards I and another Young Man walked after
them as far as the Waterloo and I do believe that we were
the two last besides 3 or 4 & we both called a Glass of Beer
apiece at the Waterloo House where I saw Mr Robins standing
at the Door and the Landlord which brought us the Glasses
there was only us four then this Young man and me walked


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