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"Universal Suffrage Vote by ballot Annual Parliaments and no property
"qualifications - intellectual fitness and moral worth are the only qualifications
"we advocate for the Electors and Elected - number 635 - James Rose S.E.
"Secretary - John Partridge - Printer - Newport"
I afterwards found in the same house two flasks of powder & a
quantity of Caps - I think it was half a pound of powder - they were
Gun Caps they are for discharging Guns - I have them in my pocket
I now produce some of them - I did not find any balls or shot - In the
bedroom Chimney up stairs I found three Silver tea spoons marked S. a
five shillings piece and two half Crowns - there was a bag with
straw in it up in the Chimney - I pulled down the bag & down fell
another bag with the Silver spoons - the five shilling piece and the two
half Crowns in it - No one was at home - I got in at the Chamber
Window I brought away with me the things I found - I came back
to the Westgate Inn in Newport - I saw Aust & his Wife there - Aust
was then in custody - his Wife was there with him - Aust was in this
House with other Prisoners - his Wife was with him as I believe - I am
not now certain whether she was with him or not - I am certain that
I spoke to both Aust & his Wife when I spoke to Aust - I now perfectly
recollect Aust and his Wife were together - they were both present when
I spoke - Aust's Wife spoke first to me & said - "I believe you have
been to our house & searched it - I told her I had - She said there
was nothing there but what "we had bought and paid for - I
asked her whether she had placed any thing in the Chimney up
stairs - she said no, she would swear there was nothing there, if there
was something there some one else must have put it there this was
in the the presence & hearing of her husband - she said there but a bag
of straw there to keep the wind from coming into the Room - Aust made answer
& said he would swear he had placed nothing there - that he had never had
any thing to do except with the Chartists - he had paid a penny a week towards
that up to the present time - that is all that he said - I told him I had
found some Chartist Cards in his House - I did not tell him how many - he told
me he got them from Mr. Frost he did not say which Mr. Frost I have nothing
particular to say respecting the prisoner at the Bar as to what took place on
that day Aust did not say to whom he paid the penny a week
Moses Scard

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