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Frost asked me where the Soldiers were
I said a doz[en] at the Westgate & ye rest at at
the Poor House - accompanied the Mob
down - & afwds saw Frost running away
to the Waterloo Gate

[indented in left margin below Davies Wm]
Jones
Z Williams

Davies William of Blackwood son of Roger Davies States
that he had been a member of the Chartist
Lodge held at the Coach and Horses for some time
States meetings on Monday the 28th Octr &
the following nights that on Thursday night
Frost Jones Z. Williams & Barwell were there
organizing - On Friday ab-t 12 he
went to Pugh's were there was a Meeting
of Frost Wm Jones Z. Williams and many
o-r delegates - Reynolds chairman - each
delegate gave in his report as to the
number of men he c-d bring armed - thought
they were about 5000 armed men - it was
agreed that all were to get their men together
armed & to meet in the most conv-t place
in ye neighb-d they were to be at Risca
by 12 oClock & to obey their Leaders
I went to Newport with my father on
ye Saturday & at ye request of young
Frost took in the Phaeton home a delegate
from Bradford - This delegate & myself
saw Mr Frost at Job Toveys . Went
with Frost & the Delegate to the Coach
& Horses
where we met Reynolds & Barwell
spoke of the rising - the delegate thought
it premature but Frost said they could
not put it off as it had been agreed to
at the meeting the day before - it had

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