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been agreed at the Delegates Meeting on Friday
that they were to seize the authorities wherever
they cd. be found & to stop the Mails - he took
tea at Frosts at his Lodgings he said he
wd. take Newport & fortify it if he could he
expected 2000 armed men down- Frost &
myself then went to Pughs

James Morgan Pill - Laborer -
Jones &
J.Morgan[in margin indented]
States that he saw John Frost & Jones speak
at a Meeting at Blackwood on Whitmonday &
afw-ds at a meeting at Duke's Town they
said they must have the Charter by force &
recom-ended the Mob to arm themselves

[indented]
Rees John Laborer 13 years of age Pill
___________________________C-y-Bella[*]
Saw the mob the o-r side the ^ machine Frost
was standing in front Frost asked a boy
who was standing by where the soldiers were the
boy said a doz were gone down to the Westgate
Frost stood on one side the mob Jack the
Fifer
the o-r they both said "march"

[indented]
Coles James alias Farmer Pill works in Mr Phelps
yard
- States confirms John Rees evidence
he was the boy that Frost asked where
the Soldiers were - saw Frost running
away af-r the firing -
[this section lines 21-25 overwritten with a large X]

[indented]
Simmons Samuel Newport Laborer -
was at the Machine Monday morning
saw Frost at the head of the Mob - he
told the Mob they had better shew themselves
to the Town first they went down Stow
Hill
Frost walked by their side

[ * the Court-y- bella Machine]

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