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he has never been in my house, Mary Brewer was in the
Cottage when the Prisoner was there, no one else was there during
the time the Prisoner was there in the morning - I have heard
that Mary Brewer is a Chartist, I have never had any
conversation with her on the subject of Chartism - it was the
younger Brewer
- I have never heard that she was the
Collector of Subscriptions for the Chartists, I dont know that
there was any conversation that took place between Mary Brewer
and Aust, I was out and about the Poultry - Mary Brewer came
in before Aust - we had no conversation about the Chartists
whatever - or, about what had happened at Newport - Mary
Brewer
had no conversation with Aust in my hearing about
what happened at Newport - there are six rooms in my
house - upon my Oath I never heard the Prisoner or Miss
Brewer
say anything about the firing at Newport - Aust
did not say that he had been as far as the Turnpike or
as far as the Penylan Lane, he had gone no further than
my Cottage - I dont know how far Austs house is from mine
he told me he had been no further than my Cottage from
his house that morning, and that he had made his escape at
the Cottage, I dont know that at half past eleven the people were
going back in Crowds from Newport I suppose when he came
to my Cottage that he was afraid of being pressed again
there was no one at the Cottage but Mary Brewer - Without
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any fresh intelligence^ from Newport or without knowing at
all what had happened at Newport Aust left the Cottage
for Newport at half past One, Mary Brewer was at the Cottage
when Aust returned again, she had been home and returned
again just before Aust I did not ascertain nor did I enquire
from Aust or Mary Brewer what had taken place at Newport
Mary Brewer and the Prisoner I can quite sure were the only
persons that were at my house during that morning - the
distance from Austs house to my Cottage is according to the best
of my judgement half a mile.
Mary Simpson

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