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Maria Lewis Servant to and abiding at the
House of William Phillips of the Parish of
Saint Woolos in the Borough of Newport in
the County of Monmouth Grocer. I remember the
morning of the riots the 4th November last. I was
in the Sitting Room fronting the Westgate Inn between
8 and 9 o'clock I think - there were several persons
in the Room at the time. I saw a great many men
turn the corner at the foot of Stow Hill round to
the front of the Westgate Inn. they had Guns,
Pikes and other Weapons in their hands. I saw
Mr John Frost with them I know him by his
face. I said to the others in the Room "there is
John Frost" Frost was in the front of the Mob
he had something round his Chin and Mouth and
round his neck and tied in front. I am quite certain
it was Mr John Frost I saw. I heard the firing
I then ran away to the Kitchen which is at the
back of the House. I remained in the Kitchen a
long time. I then went up to the sitting Room
and I saw several dead bodies lying in front of the
Westgate and the Westgate Window broken in
I saw a man amongst the Crowd when the first
came down with a Wooden Leg. He had a Gun
in his hand. I should know him again if I was
to see him. I did not see him fire

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The mark of
Maria Lewis

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