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Race Course accordingly On the Road I saw Prisoner and a few people
with him - they were armed - Prisoner told the people as they passed by
to go on - I endeavoured to get back but was forced on to the new Inn
(Prosser's) - I found the house nearly full of men - some were armed -
After a few minutes Prisoner came in and ordered the men out and to
proceed to Newport He went into the Bar when I saw him in
conversation with Miss Prosser the daughter of the Landlady - I again
attempted to make my escape and after proceeding a little way I
was stopped by two men armed with pistols they threatened to shoot me
if I did not go on with the rest - They took me back to the door of the
New Inn - the men were then coming out of the house - I saw the
prisoner at the door - I heard him order the men to proceed to
Newport in three parties - the pikemen first, those with Guns next and
the others with what weapons they could get - I then succeeded in
making my escape and went back home to bed -

I know George Shell of Pontypool Cabinet Maker - he worked for
Mr Palmer a Cabinet Maker at Pontypool - He was a Secretary to a
Chartist Lodge - I have seen him at the Lodge - I have seen him
enter the names of persons in a Book - I have also seen him
making out an account of his work - I know his handwriting - I
have seen a Letter addressed to Mr Shell Bristol - I believe that to
be in the handwriting of George Shell - I will not swear it is though
I have no doubt in my own mind - I have heard that George
Shell
went with the mob to Newport and was killed at the Westgate
and that his Body was one of the 9 dead bodies at the Westgate -
I also heard several persons say that George Shell had written to his
parents on the Sunday

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