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Henry Kear sworn states - I live near the Salutation [Inn] in Commercial Street in
Newport I remember the Fourth November I was then at home I remember seeing a great -
number of persons going out of Newport that morning it was between nine and ten o'clock -
I can't tell the exact time, some were armed and some were not, I saw amongst those persons -
a man with a Wooden Leg, he had a Gun in one hand, and a Sword or a Stick in the other
I beleive it was a Stick he was dressed in a dirty coloured flannel or Fustian I can't say -
which, I beleive it was a Frock coat thing and came round him something like a frock -
A round crowned Hat I think the boys call it a Jim Crow hat he was coming down
Commercial Street towards Cardiff Road, he was coming in the direction from the Westgate
Inn, he was going in the direction towards Cardiff, that Road leads to Risca and the
Hills, I think I should know that man again if I saw him in the same dress. He was a
man I should suppose to be Forty years of Age dirty looking, and dirty in the Face, I
suppose Five feet high, I have not seen that man since, I see a man here like him I should
not like to swear to him punctually, I beleive the prisoner is the man I have no doubt that
he is the man, he is not now in the same dress, if he was I should better know him, he may
be more than Five feet he was walking rather stooping and Lame with his Gun in one -
hand when I saw the prisoner I was Two or Three yards from him, it was opposite the New
Church [Catholic Church Stow Hill] I think I took more particular notice of him than any other person I saw going
away Marking him with a Wooden Leg I paid more attention to him I may safely
say he was a minute or a minute and a half in my sight he made a stand and -
stooped down as if to pick up something he was not more than Three or Four yards from
me when he did that, and looking at him now indeed I have no doubt that he is the
Henry Kear
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