• Newport Chartists Vol.2, p.32

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Ireland Scotland and everywhere at the same moment
That the Charter woud be the law of the land
after that night and every Man had joined - that those
that did not come would be the first that would be killed
that if Witness met anyone on the road he was to say "beans"
and if he was a friend of the Chartists he would say
"well" and if he did not say so, they were to do what they
liked with him - that after they had attacked the Soldiers
they were to take their arms from them and if they
would not give them up peaceably to kill them. that if they
beat the soldiers they were to rule the Town - Prisoner
told Witness the signal that Frost was to give when he
came to Stow viz. Throwing crackers and powder in
the air - That he and his men were to go on duty when
he saw this signal and not before. Witness stayed in
the first field till about 3 a.m. then made his escape
with another man and went home and to bed. About
8 a.m. they called him and said thousands of thousands
of colliers were coming sown - Witness got up and went
on the tram towards the weighing machine and saw
numbers running away - Saw Frost among them by
the machine - Did'nt know any of the men who
were in the field the other side of Newport bridge
they called captain and prisoner answered all along
Prisoner was Captain - he had a pike in his hand
more than a foot long on a stick - Some of the
men in the field had arms - one had two bullets
they were to stand in the field till they had a signal
from Frost - Prisoner said some were to come the Stow
way and some the Waterloo way - that some were
to come from Pontypool & Caerleon and be there at 2. am.
That Frost and his men were to break into Mr Edwards
house by the poor house as well as into the poor house
Witness's wife was at home when prisoner came to his
house on Sunday night - Witness gave a stick to
Mrs Morgan of the Machine and had conversation with her

in right hand margin against the above:- said Morgan James 110

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