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It remains to be stated how far the plan was executed
Zephania Williams assembled his Men after dark
Monday armed and in great numbers on the mountain appointed
and led them though the Ebbw Vale - In his passage down the
Vale to the Welsh Oak he halted and was recognised at several places
but was too late for the attack on the Westgate and was seen only
near the entrance of the Town.
On the morning of Tuesday Sunday the 3rdJones took horse and left
Pontypool for the purpose of going round the hills and beating
up the Chartists - He probably visited Frost and Blackwood for he
was seen at Pont Llanfraith which is in that neighbourhood in
the evening - Meanwhile gangs from the mountain above
Pontypool moved forward some of which halted at Jones's house.
They were directed to go forward to the race course where they
would meet Jones - the race course is on the Turnpike road to
Newport about two miles from Pontypool accordingly Jones was
seen at the head of large numbers at the New Inn which is
near the Race Course. from which house some of his party seized a gun, and he conducted them as far as Malpas entering houses
and pressing the inhabitants - When they reached Malpas he turned
them off into a cross road leading to the Risca road but in their
way thither intelligence was received of the defeat at Newport and
they seem to have dispersed - Jones was afterwards seen with a few of
them at the High Cross public house deploring the failure - Another
of the gangs from Pontypool was that which fell in with and
arrested Mr Brough and his companion and placed placed them under
guard until Frost ordered them to be released.
A third gang under the direction of the Defendant Britan
started late in the morning from Pontypool and realised Cross-y-
Ceilog and in their way thither compelled every one they met to
join their ranks. Britan and many of this party from the
language they held appear to have been fully apprized of the
Treasonable object of their march but probably most of them did not
Frost himself was on this evening at Blackwood at the Coach
and Horses at which place a main body of the insurgents from the
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