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Regina v Wm Jones No 2

William Voss saith I am a constable of Brecon - on the 2d
of December instant I accompanied Jonas Williams to the house of
Lewis Hugh of Trallong - I went to apprehend the prisoner - we found
him there - the Prisoner asked me to go up stairs to change his clothes -
he went up and I followed him - he then pulled his trousers off and pulled
out some money to put in the other trousers he was going to put on - he
said he would give me 5£ to let him go, and he rattled something in his
hand which I did not see, but believe it was money - the last witness told
him he was his prisoner and asked him how his wound was getting on
he cried, and cried bitterly - before we left the woman of the house made
him a cup of tea and told him "my good boy tell you the truth, it may be
better for you" - I also said we did not want him to tell us anything - that
we did not want to hear it - he then began telling the story how he was
forced to go to Newport He then said that on Sunday evening prior to the
4th of November it was uncommonly wet - he accompanied a great number
of people down to Newport - he came to the Westgate - at that time he had
a Cleaver - first of all he had a Club - he saw there a great number that
were shot - that he was very near the Westgate Inn and he turned his
head back and saw the soldier level his piece at him, he fell down on
his hands and knees and while he was in that posture he received a ball
in the back or he should be killed if he hadn't fallen down, he said
many times he wished they had killed him, he said there were thousands
at the Westgate, and were running away in all directions when the Soldiers
fired, he got up as well as he could and got to the Trams which he
went by to Blackwood and from thence to Tredegar , and from thence by
tram to Tally Boat, and from thence by Canal Boat to Brecon, and
from thence he walked to William Hugh's before light in the morning -
he told me he went there thinking to get well and then to marry Hughs
daughter - neither I nor Jonas Williams said anything to induce
him to make the above statement - I asked him if he could bring any
one to prove he was forced and he said he could not, they had all fled
the Country - he said Frost was with him going down to Newport -
he also added he thought he was far enough out of the way at Hugh's house -
he said he did not know Frost personally, but he understood he was there - It is
46 miles from Newport to Tally boat, but the way the Prisoner went it must be
56 miles to Trallong

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