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James Emery of Pontypool Cabinet Maker abiding at
the House of Ann Mitchell of Sow Hill in the Parish of
Trevethin
- saith
I joined a Chartist Lodge held at the Bristol
House Pontypool
kept by Jones the Watchmaker about a
week before the 4th November - I paid 6d for a card - (I
had attended meetings at that House before but was not a
Member) - on Wednesday night in that week a letter was
sent from Mr. Frost to the Chartist association Pontypool -
I heard John Davis the secretary of the association read it -
It was to the effect that they should prepare themselves with
arms to protect themselves from any attempt that might be
made upon them and to organise themselves into bodies
and be united firm - the signature to this letter was cut
out but Davis gave it out to have come from Frost - On the
same evening a Messenger was present who had come from
a Delegate meeting which had been held at some other
place I cannot tell where - He said that the Delegates had
ordered him to put the people in mind of the questions that
were put to them at Blackwood on this Monday, he then
repeated the questions which were put to the people on that
occasion vz i -

Will you support the Convention in whatever measures
they proceed to adopt with all your might - come we all
come woe? He also said the Delegates at the meeting of Monday
had agreed that a torch light meeting should be held (and)
that the people should hold themselves in readiness to
attend well armed when called upon - and that some
means should then be considered how the people's Charter
should be carried into effect - This person also told
us we were to meet every night until Sunday - I did
not attend until Sunday morning the 3rd Nov[embe]r.
On that morning between 7 & 8 I went from Pontypool.

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