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We all then rose up & went down
to the Pontypool Race Course - there
were not above 40 altogether then -
the Race Course is about 2 miles
from Pontypool all the party soon
came off the course to New up
the to across the Fields to the Pontymoile Pontymoile
Turnpike Gate - When we came to
the Gate W[illia]m Jones met us there with
several other Men - William
Davis
& I were on our way home,
when William Jones took hold of me
by the coat on the Turnpike road
& said "you must come down with us
you are bound to go" - I said I couldn't
because & tried to make some excuse
I said I was so wet and not well -
He then pulled out a bottle of Rum out of his
pocket & gave it to me & several of the others
to drink, - in order to force them
on - we then went back with him
(I had taken up a small slice at William
Davis
's house when the Party forced us to
go along with them, for they said every
body was forced to take something in their
hands) - We went on towards Newport
along the Turnpike road - we first stopped
as the at CrossyCeilog and went in &
had a pint of beer W[illia]m Davis & I and
a good many others - it was 11 o'clock
I dare say

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