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said they were more quiet than what they had been - he said he
was in wonder at that - I asked him if there was any thing going
forwards - he said it was He refused then to tell me what it was goi, was going on I told him things were going on very
uneasy on the hills and for Gods sake to tell me how it was going
on down here - he told me it was no use my going up to the hills
on Monday as there would be no work going on there - I saw him
again on the next day, Sunday, the 3rd Novr he came to my
House at Eleven oClock that night - I was not in bed - he said he
was himself a Captain over 10 men - he said to me "you are my
Man" - he told me John Frost was on the Hills - that he was
coming down with thousands of men to attack the Soldiers -
he was coming down that night - he said the Charter would
be the Law of Newport on Monday morning before day light -
they were to be down at 2 oClock - he told me if I joined him I
would be in no danger because Mr Frost and his men would
attack the Soldiers - I then went with him and several other
Men to the outskirts of the Town and the other side of Newport
Bridge
- towards Caerleon He was told there was powder at Crossfields Warehouse
and I said his powder was used to be at Pill - He found no
powder I saw no powder - we was in the field - He said the
things were to take place all over the kingdom at the same
hour and that the consequence would be the Charter being the
law of the land - there was a secret word by which one Chartist
was to know another that night in the dark - he was to say
"Beans" and if the person spoken to be a Chartist he was to say
"Well" and suppose that person did not say "well" he was not a

Chartist - if the parties who attacked the Soldiers in the Town
succeeded there was to be a signal to the parties in the outskirts
I mean Rockets were to go up in the air - I did hear the
firing on Monday Morning in the front of this house - I was
in bed - I was at the Court y bella weighing machine that
morning a little before 10 o Clock - I saw Frost there - he was
near the machine on the Turnpike Road with from 60 to 100
Men with him - he was going along the road from Newport
and the Salutation - the Salutation is the direct Road from

In left margin:-
Frost
coming down from
hills
at 2 Clock
Crossfields Warehouse

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