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Moses Scard (Sworn) States - I am a Police Officer of Newport
I was on duty on Monday last at the Westgate Inn when the
Mob came - I was so all the Sunday night - I was here when
the Inn was attacked by the Mob - In my Opinion I should say
that the Mob consisted of from 5 to 6,000 and they were at the front
of the House when they came at first - when they came in front
they made a rush at the front door of the House with spikes in
their hands - there were 4 or 5 who stood opposite the door with
Guns to prevent any one going out I ran from the passage towards the
long parlour - where the Soldiers were - before I got into the long parlour
I heard firing - that firing proceeded from the outside of the House - At that
time I did not see any on wounded or killed - When I got into the
long parlour where the Soldiers were I saw several balls come in and
one passed very near my Arm - I heard it go by my arm - I did
not stop long after that - I did not give any directions to the Soldiers
- they were not firing when I came in - I think they were about
loading their muskets when I came in - I dont know whether they

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