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To prove that on Monday morning 4 Nov[embe]r about 1/4 past 9 hearing
the Chartists were coming, Witness and another boy went to the
Machine and met a large party of men the other side of the
Machine armed with guns & saw Frost there in front of them
he asked a boy (next witness) where the soldiers were the boy said
about a dozen had gone to the Westgate
Jack the Fifer (John Rees) was
on the other side with a pistol in one hand and a pike in the other
and he told the boy to go back and tell them they meant to have
the Westgate for themselves by and by
he said this loud enough
for Frost to hear. Frost stood on one side and Jack the
Fifer
on the other - they said "march" and then they marched
one party up the hill towards the Friars and the other towards
Commercial Street and witness saw the two parties meet at
the top of Charles Street
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[in right hand margin against the above paragraph:- John Rees Son of Rees Rees of Pillgwelly 3]

To prove that he was on the Tram Road with the last
Witness John Rees near the Waterloo Gate that they met a
large body of Men - that two acted as Leaders at the Head
one of them witness afterwards learned was Frost and the
other Jack the Fifer - they halted and Frost asked witness
where the soldiers were
- witness said about a dozen were
at the Westgate and the rest at the poorhouse - Jack the
Fifer
said "we intend to have the Westgate"he had a gun
and
pike a great many were armed, and one had a pike with a hook
which he said was to hook the horses by the legs - Witness
heard Frost and Jack say "Come on" or march and they marched
like soldiers till they came to the Road leading to Stow Hill by
the Friars then the party divided some went up the Hill -
the others the Straight Road to Newport thro' ( through) Commercial
Street
Witness heard firing in the Town and shortly
afterwards saw Frost running away----------------------------------CALL
[in right hand margin against the above paragraph:- James Coles otherwise Farmer of Pillgwenlly 3]

To prove the mob coming round from Stow Hill to the front of
the Westgate that the head of them advanced to the other
corner and then turned round to the front door - Before they
came to the door witness saw Walters among them with a
gun which he held towards the window in a threatening
manner. The first of the mob had then come to the door and
[in right hand margin against the above paragraph:- Tho[ma]s Bevan Oliver of Commercial St[ree]t:-]

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