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To Prove that Witness lives near the Welsh Oak - was
at home on Sunday 3rd Novr (November)- At midnight heard a noise
on the Tramroad somebody knocked at the door and called
out "Thomas Get up" Witness went into the Barn and stay'd
there about an hour the Barn Door was then burst open

Witness jumped down from the straw and some Men
came in - asked Witness for shelter there - he gave them leave
- this was about one o'clock - Witness asked them where
were they were going they said they said they had orders to
stop at the Welsh Oak till they had an answer back
from Frost - That Frost and five others were gone
down to High Cross to see if the Pontypool men were
come there according to their order or else if the Pontypool
people wouldn't come there that night that every one of
them was to return home - Witness returned to his house
About 3 o'clock 3 men came and more came soon
afterwards and filled the house - Witness went to the
Barn and found the Men there - soon after a Man came
into the house with a pike and told the Men "come be
off" it is time to go they wished to remain and He
said if you don't come I'll send a dozen Guns and
make you go. In about 10 minutes after Zephaniah
Williams
came in with another Man Williams said to
the Men drying themselves come walk on my Men. Now
we are bound to go - they went out and Williams followed to
see them out and then returned and went to the fire
He was very wet he had on a blue coat rather dark
trousers and a bit of a stick in his hand - Witness
asked him if he was going to Monmouth He said why
do you ask that? Witness said that because some of
them that were here said you were going to Draw
Vincent out of Prison Williams answered We don't attempt such
a thing as that we are going no further than Newport
It was exactly seven by the clock when Williams
left his house the Men in Witness's Barn and house were
armed with gun pikes scythes & sticks one of them tapped
[right hand margin against the above paragraph:- Thomas Saunders of Tynycwm, Farmer, 165]

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