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Thomas Watkins Currier Pontypool onThursday
night about half past 10 between Cup of & the
Hollybush in the parish of Llanvrechfa I & Mr. Barnabas
Brough
were going to Pontypool when a body of men armed
with guns spears and clubs coming from Pontypool stopped us
and advised us to return with them - that saying we
should not go further - we went with them to the
marches gate near Newport. we stopped there u till about
3 o clock - We came along the road in marching order
when we came to the turnpike they put us in a
room up stairs with a guard of about 7 men over us.
About 3 o clock we heard the word to march - we were
ordered out - and the whole party with ourselves marched
on to Risca - as we were going along at the turnpike we heard one of the
men said they expected say they expected to meet Mr.
Frost at Risca. Brough asked told him he knew
Mr. Frost & asked if he might see him - The man said
he would introduce - when we got to Risca we went into
the Oak Public house & at Risca the man who had promised to fetch
Mr. Frost did so. When he came into the room Mr Brough rose
& said told him I & my friend have been detained by these men

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