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prisoner Turner is the man witness can't swear it but
believes it, has no doubt, prisoner has not on the same
dress now, witness has not seen him since, knows him
by his features and looks -----------------------CALL
[right hand margin against the above paragraph:- said William John, 90]

To Prove that he was lives about two hundred yards from the
prisoner Zephaniah Williams' house on Sunday night the
4th November witness was coming from Nant y Glo and
was stopped by a party who forced him into the house
of Williams there they gave him a stick, as large
as his wrist, a great number of them were in the
house and 300 outside the door. the greater
part were armed with fire arms and pikes - - - -
accompanied them for about 2 miles to the Mountain
between Ebbw Vale and Nant y Glo where they halted
for near three hours there were about 2000 there
the prisoner Williams was there, he stood on a Tump
and said "Now my Chartists never be daunted
for we are enough to go against them all we are to
be in Newport by 2 o'clock as there are hundreds
and thousands on the road which we may overtake or
they overtake us, you need not be afraid my dear Chartists
for the soldiers are all asleep and can't hurt us" the people
answered "We don't care for them we are enough to take them
all" Prisoner went on with them and witness saw them break
open houses and force the occupants out, on their way down the
Canal Bank they pushed the witness into the canal as they said
he was inclined to run away - witness went into a house to
dry himself and remained there till 1/2 p[ast] 6 - on his return
home he fell in with another party of armed men with
whom he went and after passing Sir Cha[rle]s Morgan Park
they met the advanced party of the Insurgents returning
from Newport and witness returned with them heard sev[era]l
of them say the Devil should have them before Zephaniah
Williams
should have them with him again - they also said
that the soldiers were shooting them down & one who appeared to be
wounded said the ball had pass'd thro' his arm------------------------------CALL
[right hand margin against the above paragraph:- Geo[rge] Lloyd of Aberystwith, Labourer, 161]

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