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Thomas Evans Sworn states - I keep the Machine
at Tredegar Park
under Sir Charles Morgan - I remember
Monday the 4th November - I saw a great number of persons
passing the Machine on that morning - I should think 4
or 5000 - I never saw so many before - the foremost of them
were armed with pikes - the following class had muskets -
they were very tidy together - I suppose there were about 300
with muskets - they were going towards Newport. I saw one
of them go back on the same day - I saw the prisoner going
from the direction of Newport towards the Hills - I did not
see him coming down in the morning - It was between 9 & 10
in the morning - I saw him go up - he had a wooden leg
I cannot tell whether it is the right or the left - I believe it is
the right - I had known him three or four years before then -
I asked him what did he want down that morning - he said
he did not know - and he smiled as if it was of no consequence -
I asked him if he was not satisfied with one wooden leg - as that
was the means of his coming down to Newport to get two - I dont
know as he made any answer - I wished him good morning -
he was walking a regular pace - there was a great many of all
descriptions passing to and fro all day. I cant rightly tell
__________I believe it was a dark coloured Jacket
what he had on - I think it was a plum coloured jacket - the
same I saw on him this morning - I am partly sure it
had no skirts to it and that it was a round jacket - when
I said some of them carried muskets, I meant Guns of all
descriptions - the distance from the Park Machine to Newport
is about two miles as nearly as I can tell
______________Thomas Grant

Edward Pillinger being duly cautioned and called upon
for his defence states - I dont wish to say any thing - I
dont know any thing at all
_____________The mark of
____________Edward Pillinger

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