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Maria Lewis Servant to and abiding at the House
of William Phillips of the Parish of Saint Woollos in the Borough of Newport
in the County of Monmouth Grocer - I remember the morning of the -
Riots 4th November last - I was in the sitting room fronting the
Westgate in between 8 and 9 oClock 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 the front of the Westgate Inn -
they had Guns Pikes and other weapons in their hands - I saw Mr
John Frost with them I knew 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 saw several dead bodies lying in front of the
Westgate and the Westgate window broken in - I saw a man amongst
the crowd when they 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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Witness- John Rogers

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The mark of
Maria Lewis

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