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TO PROVE that Witness (who had joined the
Chartists) was at a public meeting at Blackwood
on that Monday. That Frost and Jones the
Watchmaker
were there & spoke . They said they would have
the Charter by moral force if they could. if not by force
They spoke again at a meeting at Dukes Town
to the same effect witness returned to . . .
Pillgwenlly 2nd Novr (November) & had converstation with the
Prisoner Jenkin Morgan. prisoner asked him
how the Chartists got on in the hills Witness said
they were more quiet Witness told him he was
going up the hills. Prisoner said there would be
no work and he (Witness) had better not go.
Witness saw prisoner on the 3rd Nov (November) "at 11 p.m. he called
and told Witness he was a Captain over 10 men and
that Witness was his man and must come along with him
When out of the house Prisoner told Witness they were going
the other side of Newport bridge that he was going to
take Parson Roberts and all his family to the Town
to confine them in the Clock House or where they could
servants & all. That he had the orders from Walters
the Secretary that then he was ordered to take Mr Crosfields
warehouse where there was a great deal of powder
that Frost and his men thousands were coming down
that Morning. They were coming to Stow to attack the
soldiers at the Poor house. That it would be Charter
Law before day light - and they would take the
whole Town and go thro (through) the whole kingdom that
Frost and his men were to attack the Soldiers. That
prisoner and his men were to do nothing but to protect
that Warehouse where the powder was and to keep it
for the Chartists. That Frost and his men were to come
down at 2 a.m. of the 4th Witness went with prisoner
the other side of Newport bridge into a field between the
Chepstow & Caerleon road where prisoners men were
standing about midnight. Prisoner said it was there
CALL

in right hand margin against the above:- Morgan James of Pill[g]wenlly Collier 110

in left hand margin:- Jenkin Morgan

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