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County and Borough of Brecon

The Queen against William Jones, late of -
the Parish of Llangynider in the County of -
Brecon
- (at Sirhowy)

Jonas Williams of Brecon, Police Serjeant -
being sworn - On Oath Saith -

I was yesterday (2[n]d December 1839) informed
by William Williams of Brecon Esquire that one
of the Chartists was at the House of Lewis Hugh
of Trallong
, Huntsman to Penry Williams of +++
Pen Pont Esquire
- I went there in company
with William Voss and there found the Prisoner -
in the House - I told him he was my Prisoner -
he said "it is a bad job" I told him he must
_ he went upstairs with William Voss to changed his trousers on
_ our way to Brecon
come with us to Brecon ^ he told me he would
give ^ me a Sovereign if I would let him go away
he said it was not his fault as he was pressed
by William Leyshon to go along with the mob to
Newport he said he was with John Frost
in the Rear of the Mob when they entered the
Town - he said he had a Cleaver with one of the
Mob - about two miles before they reached -
Newport and that he carried it with him into
the Town - and went with the Mob down to
the Westgate Inn - and stood by the side of the -
wall when the Soldiers began to fire - and that
when he was going off one of the Soldiers -
shot and wounded him - I did not make
use of any means to extort any Confession from
the Prisoner - but he voluntarily told us
what he said ______ Jonas Williams

Sworn 3[r]d December 1839
Before us
William Williams
Thos Meredith
Thomas Vaughan

Three of his Majestys Justices of the Peace
for the County and Borough of Brecon

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