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more of him afterwards - when the mob came round the Cornere they
filled the space in front of the house from the Corner to the Gates entering
the Yard they were as near as I can tell from 100 to 1500 men I did
not see the firing of the Soldiers because I was obliged to go into
the house.
By the prisoner - a person in the Mob did not go to the
prisoner and speak to him - the prisoner was on the pavement near the
Coach road at that time - you were on the pavement or nearly on the
pavement in front of this house - your Clothes were something light
Henry Evans

Daniel Evans - Sworn - I am a Shop Keeper and Taylor residing in Newport
I live near the Westgate Inn the next door to Henry Evans the last witness
I was at home on the morning of Monday last between 9 and 10 o'clock
on Monday Morning I saw a great number of armed persons coming in front
of the Westgate Inn from the direction of Stow HIll - I stood on my
door and could not see up Stow HIll when they turned round the
corner they appeared to be in Marching Order 5 or 6 abreast all that I
saw to the best of any knowledge were armed I saw no person that was
not armed the first man in front had a drawn sword in one hand and
his hat in the other, he had a handkerchief tied round his middle he
was dressed in blue Clothes some had Guns others had a spikes fixed to
the tops of sticks they were all weapons well calculated for offence and
defence I should not like to be touched with any of them the man
waved his sword in one hand and waved his hat in the other he
went nearly up to the Westgate Yard Gate - he did not try the Gates
he saw the Gate were shut - he turned back towards the
door the space in front of the Inn was then quite full from one
and to the other he retreated the mob back again - he was speaking
as he went along the mob followed him I know John Powell I see
him now I am well acquainted with the Prisoner is John Powell I
can't say whether it was a single barrel of a double barrel he appeared
to be active I did not observe the person with the sword and his
hat in his hand address Lovell in particular I stood on my own step
with the mob of my own door in my hand I was then from 15
to 20 yards from the Mob - The mob was returning towards the

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Marching
armed

Lovell

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