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got to Newport, this was in the hearing of the Prisoner. I after that
heard a Conversation between the Prisoner and some of the Mob
they stated in my hearing, that it was their intention to take
Newport and then to return back to Pontypool, and when they
got back to Pontypool they meant to pull down the Station house
and release the Prisoners after that they said they should go to
the Squires (meaning the Lord Lieutenant of the County) they
did not say what they intended to do with the Squires, or at the
Squires, they said they intended to go to Monmouth the next day,
they said they should walk to Monmouth they said they should
take down the Gaol, and release Vincent, and the other Prisoners
We proceeded on to the New Inn a man there was taken away
from a pack of Mules and compelled to go along with us - his
mules were left to go whither they pleased, after that the Prisoner
repeated the words "go on" to the Mob and they did go on. Shortly
after that I saw two men digging up potatoes in a field the Prisoner directed
some of the men to go & take them at the same time pointing to the men
in the Field he Ordered ten men to go and take them, those men
were taken by force and other men put to watch that they did not
run away, we proceeded in then from the New Inn to Cross-y-Cylog
lug is a public house the men sent in for more Beer the Prisoner
ordered the Tap to be stopped, and said that if they stopped to
take Beer they would be too late to go into Newport I continued
after that to make my escape. I went thro' the River and made
my escape. The pine Tree a Public House is within two miles of Ponty
pool
when there a person came out of the house. I heard the Prisoner
ask that person if there were many Soldiers in Newport that
person said not many, he then said Newport had been taken by
the Chartists, the Mob seemed very much joyed at that news. I
heard them say they were Chartists - I heard them say they
expected to meet Mr Frost at Newport I heard them say
Frost was coming to Newport to meet them with a great number
of men from Blackwood and that way I heard one man say he heard
nothing of what was to happen until last Saturday night another man
said he had heard it a fortnight ago - I heard it said that it had been
agreed that they were to leave Pontypool at one o'Clock I heard

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