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Race Course accordingly - On the Road I saw Jones 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 where 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 succeded in making my escape - and went back home to bed.
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James Emery

I knew George Shell of Pontypool Cabinet Maker - he worked for Mr
Platner a Cabinet Maker
at Pontypool - He was a Secretary to a
Chartist Lodge - I have seen him at the 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 - &
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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A Stamp mark showing Newport Public Reference Libraries

Annotation in left hand margin - in pencil:-
Barnabas Brough
To prove that a voice
in the Mob whom
he heard was to
the best of his belief
Shell. The Voice proceeded
from a man of the
stature & dress of Shell
Hills
Body at the Westgate
Pontypool

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