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Special Commission 1839
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George Turner alias Cole
one otherJohn Rees
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For High Treason
Brief for the Crown
This indictment was found on the 11th Dec[embe]r 1839.
The Prisoners except the two last who have not been taken were
called into court and informed of it, and that orders would be made for
assigning Counsel when they were ready to name them.
Copies of the Indictment and Jury List were delivered to each on the 12th Dec[embe]r and of the List of Witnesses on the 17th
A copy of the Indictment and of the Abstract thereof is left herewith.
That portion of the County of Monmouthshire which may be denominated
the Hill Country may be considered as forming a triangle of irregular
dimensions - Risca the Southern point being taken as the Vortex, an irregular
line drawn from that point following nearly the course of the Rumney River
as far as the Rumney Upper Furnaces on the North West and another irregular
line skirting the Eastern sides of the Twyn Barllwm and Mynydd-Maen
Mountains and continued Eastward of Pontypool and the range of Mountains
terminating with the Blorenge on the North East will form the two sides, and a
line joining these two sides will be it's base. The area within this triangle
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