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George George's Case
Moses Scard Sworn - I am a Police Officer of Newport I was on
duty on Monday the 4th November inst at the Westgate Inn I
was on duty on Sunday night and all day Monday - On Monday
morning about 10 o'clock I went to Mr. Harris's who lives on Stow Hill
adjoining the Catholic Chapel - I was in danger of my life in consequence
of having my Police Clothes on and I went there to change them I
changed them, while I was in the House I saw a man with his arm
bleeding go into Margaret Jones's in Bakehouse Lane- After that I saw
the Prisoner throw down a Pike, it was a long stick with something
sharp at the end of it, the stick was about 5 feet long and the pike
about 14 inches along - I cannot tell the exact shape of the pike, it
appeared to be sharp and pointed, he was running up the Hill and
threw down the Pike at the corner as he entered Bakehouse Lane I
followed the Prisoner I waited 5 or 6 minutes being afraid to go out at
the time - I went to the house of Margaret Jones and found the
Prisoner there - I am quite certain the Prisoner is the man I saw him
run up the Hill and throw down the Pike, I dont recollect to have
seen him before I searched him in the presence of Margaret Jones and
another woman and I found on his person the Card now produced(v)
I asked him what business he had there he said he was made come
he was forced to come, this was after the firing had taken place at the
Westgate
, I found other Pikes in the road, I picked up the Pike I saw
the Prisoner throw down, with many other Pikes I found on the Road
I then picked up 10 or 12 pikes - I have no doubt it was a pike I
saw the Prisoner throw down - It was not more than 10 minutes before
I picked up more Pikes - I picked up about 150 Pikes altogether - I dont
know the Pike I took up from the Prisoner I did not mark any of the
Pikes the Prisoners name is George George X I took the Prisoner up at
Margaret Jones' in Bakehouse Lane , I saw him throw down the Pike
at the Corner of that Lane
__________________________Moses Scard

Margaret Jones - Sworn Says - I am a Widow I live in Bakehouse Lane

[ in left margin:]
(v) Chartist Card

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