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neighbourhood the following Lodges Blackwood.. Greyhound Fleur de
luce
: Maesycwmr Argoed Gelligros; Cross penmain
We were about 30 Men at the delegate meeting
the first thing that was agreed that each delegate
report should be given as to the number
of men How many armed with Guns. How
with the Pikes and whether some more
could be depended upon who were not
armed. Each delegate made his Report
I think they made about 5000 armed Men
Jones of Pontypool took down the numbers
It was agreed that all persons from that time
were to get all their men together armed
with Guns Pikes & Sticks but all to be
armed & to meet in the most convenient
place in their neighbourhood, to join Z Williams
most of the Hill Men to join Z Williams they & were to be at
Risca about 12 Oclock and then they were
to be governed by circumstances but obey
the orders of the Leaders. I had before heard
of the captain of 10 men which began by collecting
money for Vincent & others defence. It was
understood that they were to be under
orders to march in Military order
The meeting broke up between 4 and 5 & I
went home. there was one delegate from
Bradford there who
On Saturday I went
to Newport to meet my father at
Pillgwenlly There happened
that there was 10£ in money

[Ovewritten vertically in large letters across the top of the page:-:]
William Davies

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