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The Prisoner will
be indicted for
High Treason

The Queen agst. Edward Edmunds
Applies also in part to John Frost

Israel Furmen Sworn States - I have followed
Doctoring for years - I live at Gellygroes - On Sunday the 3d.
Novr. inst. I was at home in my own house - On Sunday Afternoon I was
at home - I did not leave my home that evening until I was called - I then
left my home - During that night & after 12 o'Clock I went to a place
called The Welsh Oak - there was some hundreds with me, there was
some from the Greyhound, some from Blackwood, some from Tredegar and
some from the Hills who they called the Blainers - they said
they were coming to Newport, they were armed some with muskets,
some with pikes, I saw Hay Forks of some of them, Swords
Cleavers Reap Hooks, I observed one Reap Hook in particular
Several of them had pistols - Some of them had Mandrels and
Mandrel Handles which they got at the Bridge - I know Edward
Edmunds of the Greyhound he was there he was armed I can't
say whether he had a Musket or a Sword, I cannot say
punctually - he was in the front with Mr Frost - I saw
him do no more than I heard him say "Come men come on"
the Men did come on - I went on with them as far as Sir
Charles Morgan's Park
- When I came
there I saw Edmund Edmunds
I ran along the path and went towards Mr Williams' at the
Weighing Machine
- the Prisoner appears like Edward Edmunds his
face, if he had the same Clothes on that he had then I should
know him better - it is him - I am sorry for him - he was
there that is the truth - I must never shew my face in that
Country again he was walking by Mr Frost in front when I
saw him in Sir Charles Morgan's Park - He had something in
his hand when I saw him there but whether a Sword
or what it was I cannot say - He was along with the rest
of the Commanders in the Front - I left the Mob in the Park
when they halted right abreast opposite the place where the
old works used to be - I took the foot path towards Mr
Williams
of the Machine. I saw Mr. Williams he lives at the Park
Gate at the Machine
- I went into the House and spoke
to him - I told Mr. Williams I was very hungry and he gave

[in left margin:]
Went to Welch Oak
Armed
front with Frost
come on. come on


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