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until Sunday - I did not attend until Sunday morning
the 3rd Nov[embe]r. - On that morning between 7 & 8 o'clock
I went from Pontypool to Abersychan in company with
John Dyer who was riding a horse hired for Jones -
On arriving at Abersychan we went to David Richards
Beer house where I saw Jones and about 20 people
Jones shewed a Pistol & said that he expected Jordan
(the Constable) every minute and that if he came he
would only get a Ball through his head - I heard some
of the people say they had no arms - Jones told them
to go to the Race Course that night and that there
would be plenty of arms there - he mentioned Williams
of the Blaina as having a great number of Guns and
Pistols and about 1500 pikes coming home that night - He
then told them to collect themselves together & begin about
2 o'clock to force all they could to go along with them to
the Race course - He said "prick them along with your
pikes and make them come" He further said that the
next night day there should be placards posted up in
Newport announcing whatever was requisite and which
should begin with "We the Executive Government of
England" that they should be signed "John Frost
President" He then ordered me and some others to
go to Chapmans the Confectioner's and to tell him that
the old Lady would be down about seven o'clock that
evening and he Chapman must meet him, Jones, at
Pontypool that evening on the race course - I gave
the message and then went back to Pontypool - I
went to the Race course between 10 & 11 and on the
Road fell in with Jones and others - they were most of
them armed - I attempted to go away but was forced
to go with them to the New Inn (Prossers) - The
house was full of armed men and I saw Jones come
in - he ordered the men out and told them they were

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