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William Davies of Blackwood in the Parish of Bedwellty Son of
and abiding with his father Roger Davies of Blackwood aforesaid Shopkeeper
states
I have been a Member of the Chartist Lodge held at Pugh's Coach and
Horses
since May last. I did not attend regularly. I paid what I pleased.
William Barwell was Secretary and Pugh was Treasurer. On Monday the

[in left hand margin against the above:- ] Secretary & Treasury]

20th October last I attended a meeting at Pugh's. There were present as well as
I can remember many persons - the Secretary was there. Francis Codrington
at Pentwyn was there - there was a dispute between him and Barwell about
their irregular attendance - nothing was done or said Tuesday as I recollect hearing

[in left hand margin against the above:- q what attendance ]

but I heard that Zephaniah Williams was at one of the upper Lodges. I did not
see him till Wednesday evening - it had been given out there was to be a meeting

[in left hand margin against the above:- Wednesday]

that evening. I went but they did not come till late. I went to Pugh's in the
little Parlor in the front part of the House. There were Zephaniah Williams -
William Jones. I don't think Barwell was in the room but he came into the house
and the house was very full - we had been waiting a long time for Williams and
Jones. It was near 9 o'Clock when they came and I did not stop long after and
went home - nothing particular took place excepting the organisation and their
visiting other Lodges - Thursday I went to Newport and whilst there I
called at Mr. Hawkins Ironmonger to look at some Pistols but did not buy any
I did not get back from Newport till 11 or after - I stopped and supped at
Newbridge - I called at Pugh's as I was going home - I had called at Frost's
in Newport that day - When I called at Pugh's that night I left my -
Phaeton at the Door and went into the house - Frost was there - Zephaniah
Williams
was there, Jones
, Barwell. I am not certain I had heard there had been
a meeting that evening - they told me so - nothing further than a general -
conversation took place that night - I did not stop long - Friday morning I
was at home but went to Pugh's a little before their dinner time about 12
I had heard there was to be a meeting there - when I came down there

[in left hand margin against the above:- Friday]

were John Frost, William Jones
[space] Reynolds (was Chairman) Zephaniah
Williams
, Morris Owen (he had lived in Blackwood formerly and came
from the Hills) [space] John Phillips of Pontypool & and a man from Wainluggan
who lived at the Crispin - they came in late I should know many of them
again by sight - The Lodges, the parties were delegates from, were Dowlais
Rhymney & Twyn Star (q[uer]y Dukes Town) Dukes Town, Sirhowy, Ebbw Vale
Blaina, Wainluggan, Llanelleth, Crumlin, Pontypool near Cross penmain
Fleur de lis, Victoria or near the place - There was a man an

[in left hand margin against the above in pencil:- Phillips a Butcher / of Trowbridge / with Mr. Jones at / Cross y Ceilog ]

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