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  • Newport Chartists Vol.9, p.20

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20

Rega

vs

William Jones
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 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 atNewport - 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 toNewport 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 &
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 December)

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