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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 Penpont 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 come with us to Brecon - he went up stairs with William Voss
to change his Trousers - on our way to Brecon he told me he would give
me a Sovereign if I would let him go away he says 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 [?]Mr 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 they carried it with him into the Town - and went to with the Mob
down to the Westgate Inn - and stood by the side of Wall when
the Soldiers began to fire - And stood when he was going off one of the
Soldiers shot him 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 her Majesty's Justices of the Peace
- acting for the Borough and County of Brecon

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