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Regina v Wm Jones No 2

Jonas Williams of the Town of Brecon Police Officer States
I am a Police Officer of Brecon - In consequence of information I received
I went on the 2nd December instant to the house of Lewis Hugh of Trallong - he is
Huntsman of Mr Williams of Pen Pont - I found William Jones (the Prisoner)
there - William Voss accompanied me - We found him in the Kitchen by
the fire - I told him he was our prisoner - he said "it was a bad job for me"
I asked him if his leg was getting well of the wound - I had received -
information that he had been wounded in the back at Newport - Jones said
it was much better - I then took him towards Brecon when he said he
would give me a sovereign to let him go - He told me that he was forced
to go to Newport by a man named William Leyson and he had nothing in
his hand till within about two miles from Newport when he received a
cleaver from one of the Mob - he walked from there in the rear with Mr
Frost to the Westgate Inn - he added there were many thousands - he said
there were some men with Guns some with Pikes, some with clubs - he said
further, soon after he got there, that Soldiers began to shoot at the mob - he
ran to the side of the Wall, and when the mob went away, he went away -
he turned his head back and saw one of the Soldiers pointing his Gun
at him, he fell down on his hands and knees when he received a bullet
in his back, he said he then went in a Tram to Tredegar the same day
I never said anything to Jones to induce him to make the above
statement - Jones added that he went to Newport first on that day
month (the 2nd of November)

[In left margin line 4: ] William Jones
[in left margin line 14:] Frost

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