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James Emery of Pontypool Cabinet maker
abiding at the house of Ann Mitchell of Sow Hill
in the parish of Trevethin
saith:
I joined a Chartist Lodge held at the Bristol
house Pontypool
kept by Jones the Watchmaker about
a week before the 4th November - I paid 6d for a
card (I had attended meetings at that house
before but was not a member) On Wednesday
night in that week a letter was sent from Mr. Frost
to the Chartist association Pontypool - I heard
John Davies the secretary of the association read
it - it was to the effect that they should prepare
themselves with arms to protect themselves from
any attempt that might be made upon them and
to organise themselves into bodies and be united and
firm - the signature to this Letter was cut out but Davies
gave it out to have come from Frost - On the same
evening a messenger who was present who had come
from a Delegate meeting which had been held at
some other place I cannot tell where - He said that
the Delegates had ordered him to put the people in
mind of the questions that were put to them at Blackwood
on Whitmonday he then repeated the questions which
were put to the people on that occasion - Viz.
Will you support the convention in whatever measures
they proceed to adopt with all your might come weal
come woe? He also said the Delegates at the meeting of
monday had agreed that a torchlight meeting should be
held and that the people should hold themselves in
readiness to attend well armed when called upon -
and that some means should then be considered how
the people's Charter should be carried into effect -
This person also told us we were to meet every night

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