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Engineer was another He is employed
at the Bryn Colliery. I saw them
take the men out of their houses
by force. This was between
the full Moon and Risca Bridge
where there is a Brick Yard and a Row
of Houses
. They broke open the Doors of
all those houses and forced the men
out. They then went to a Row of
Houses opposite the Brickyard
and on
the left hand side of the Tram Road they
broke open all those Houses. There was
there a poor Widow's House and a little
Boy. They took the Boy by his Shirt - He
cried out - I remonstrated with them &
told them not to take the boy from the
poor Woman he was betn13 & 14 yrs of age
They knocked at the Shop by Risca Bridge
& we passed over the Bridge they entered
both the public Houses and searched
for Arms. Not finding any Arms
they compelled the woman of the
House to give them Beer and

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