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Moses Scard sworn states I am police officer of Newport
I remember seeing the Prisoner on Monday morning last in
the Street Opposite the Catholic Chapel in this town near the
Westgate Inn
about two hundred yards from the West gate
Inn
it was then between then and eleven o Clock I cant
tell the exact time it was some time after the mob
were repulsed by the military at the Westgate Inn - he was
in a house about two hundred yards off - there was
another man in the house he was sitting down - nothing
passed between me and him - I went into the house to
see for arms. I believe I asked him what he did
there he said he came there because he was afraid
of the mob at that time the mob had all
disappeared - under a table near where he was I
found this instrument. I took possession of it. I
asked the Prisoner whether it was his - he said it
was not his - it had been in my possession ever
since - nothing further passed between the Prisoner and me
I saw the Prisoner in a house in Bakehouse Lane
opposite the Catholic Chapel he was sitting on a chair
when I went in I dont know whose house it was
perhaps I may have seen the man of the house
before - it was between ten and eleven o Clock when I saw
the Prisoner in the house - there was one man in the
house beside the Prisoner I was looking for arms in all
the houses of the Street though I am not certain of the
name of the Street - I know it to be the street nearly
opposite the Catholic Chapel on Stow Hill it was about an
hour after the mob were repulsed by the military - it
was next door to a house when a man was lying with
his arm shot I am stationed at Pill - I live at Pill - I dont
do duty at Newport I know my way at Newport as well
as I do at Pill I dont know the names of all the Streets.
___________________Moses Scard.

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