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To Prove that he was at the prisoner's house the Royal Oak on
Sunday afternoon at 1/2 past 3 o'clock - The prisoner was there &
there were people there - a stranger spoke to them he said they must
meet on the mountain at 6 in the evening and the prisoner
interpreted in Welsh after him - he said they must bring
bread and cheese and would want some victuals before they
came back- that they should hear when they were going
to the Mountain what they were to do there - that they were
to bring something in their hands but did not say what or
for what purpose - witness went to the mountain it was
dark and rained - there was a great many people there
some had sticks and witness saw one or two guns but
it was so dark that he cannot say they waited there between
1 and 2 hours and when they left they went down to the Tram Road
witness saw the prisoner Williams when they got there saw
him talking to a man at the gate of the Victoria Works Heard
the man ask him what they were going down for - Prisoner
answered " There was no danger" the man asked if they were going
down to be killed and prisoner said he hoped there was no danger
At this time the men were coming down and filled the Tram Road
driving them on crying "Go on" they continued on to
where the Tram Road crosses the turnpike road - there were
hundreds of people there. The place was full - I saw men with
guns and pikes there - can't say how many stayed there about
2 hours or more when others came on and drove witness out & he
went with them below Stow Church and when he came there
the people were running back and when he came there
and heard firing--------------------------------CALL
[right hand margin against the above paragraph:- James James of Coalbrooke Vale, Miner, 192]

To Prove that witness has seen prisoner 3 times - the 1st time was on
the Tuesday before the riots in a room in his own house the Royal
- was there from 20 minutes to 1/2 an hour - Heard the Pris[one]r
say the Chartists was a good cause - the 2nd time was on Friday
on Saturday night following at his house witness was there
about 1/4 of an hour - One Thomas Grittery then stood up pris[one]r
was there - Grittery said it was a good cause and he mentioned
5 articles that the Charter was a good cause if it could be got
[right hand margin against the above paragraph:- William Howell, 183]

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