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[top right hand margin:-] 63
[top margin:-]8 Nov[embe]r 1839

William Griffiths late of Cwm Brain
Colliery Collier many years in the employ of C. H. Leighton Esq[uire] now in custody -
in left hand margin:- Since discharged
About 12 months ago Jones the
Watchmaker
was addressing the people
at the Pontnewydd in at his own house
in Pontypool - then it was I was first
persuaded by one & another to join the
Chartists - about 6 months ago the
there was a Chartist Lodge held
at Pontnewydd - at a Beerhouse
kept by John Llewellin - there were
I dare say 500 men there - I was called in
to a private Room - there were about 20
men there - John Llewellin & W[illia]m Jones
were there - a man was at a table
with a long narrow book keeping account
there were 2 or 3 other books - the man
(whose name was John Davis a Carpenter
of Pontypool whom I have twice
heard was one of the 9 now lying dead)
asked any name and entered it in the
long narrow book - I was to pay him
Sixpence - of which 5d I was for entrance
money and the 1d was for the card -
I had, which was taken from me on
Monday morn. last - I was to pay
a penny a week - I have paid it

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