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they were armed with Guns, Scythes, pikes, mandrils
& Clubs some had nothing - they came down the
Upper Tram Road
- We came on down towards Risca
On the Road I saw John Batten again - he spoke to me
say's he you're come then - yes sure says I - I saw John
Fisher
and John Batten at Risca - John Batten
showed me a bright cleaver with a bright ring on
it - in his hand I noticed a piece broke out of the
centre of it - I saw John Batten & Fisher afterwards
at the Welsh Oak - this was in the night - I suppose
somewhere about the centre of the night - I did not see
either of them do anything particular there - there was
I think between 2000 & 3000 people there at that time
most of them were armed - the last place I saw John
Fisher
was at Pye Corner - I saw Batten in the Tredegar
Park
on the next morning (Monday the 4th Novr.) when
they halted - he had something in his hand then - I did
not notice particular but I think it was the Cleaver by
the glittering of it - We marched from there towards N-port
I left the mob at the Waterloo Public House which is little
better than a mile from Newport - I went on after
them into Newport and went to my old Landlords Thos
Habakkuk
in Monkey Row - & when I was there I heard
firing

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