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James Samuels-Landlord of the Coach & horses at
- says about 1/2 past 11 O'clock on
Sunday night the 3rd November several hundreds
of people came to my house - Two men in particular
one tall man in a smock frock came inside &
ordered many quarts of Beer which I was forced
to supply them with - & the man in the frock once
pushed his pike at me because I did not draw
the beer fast enough - that party went away
after having ^They had a great deal to eat & drink they

The first party paid little or nothing some of those that came afterwards
paid- the best part -// Many of them were armed - Guns pikes & Staves

paid nothing ^ About 1/2 past One Zephaniah
came in & a few with him - He called
for a pint of beer & sat down by the fire to dry himself
& drink it - Z. Williams looked very low in spirits
He did not appear to be armed - I heard him say
to a person near ^him that they were very late that
they ought to be at Newport sooner than they would
be Z. asked me where ^were my horses- I said they
were on the upper land called Pont y rara [*]-
(the horses were in my stable at the time but^thatI
had one in the Stable- He ordered the horse
and tram to be got ready
immediately to go to Newport

[* ?Pant-yr -arrail]

[at foot Newport Reference Libraries embossed stamp]



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