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Witness depositions

Borough of Newport Monmouthshire to wit that section is indented into both the margin and the following text The Information and Depositions of the Several Witnesses whose names are here under written taken within the borough of Newport in the s d county on oath before James Coles clerk Octavius Morgan and William Brewer Esquires three of her Majestys Justices of the Peace acting in and for the said Borough and County This 14th day of Nov. r 1839 on the Examination and in the presence and hearing [of] Samuel Victory brought before us charged with having on 12th day of October 1839 and divers other days and times at the Borough of Newport aforesaid in the County aforesaid directly and indirectly persuaded me Edw d Dalton , John Clarke and Robert Barr W[illia]m Chambers these being private Soldiers in Her Majesty's 45th Regiment of Foot to desert contrary to the form of the Statute in that case made and provided.

Edward Dalton Sworn States. I am a Private in the 45 Reg t . of foot I have been so a 12 month. I know the man prisoner Sam l Victory . I remember the 10th Oct r last the second day we came to the Town I remember on that day being in this Town between 5 & 6 o'clock in the ev g opposite the Kings Here I met a man in the Street - he welcomed 3 of us that were together to the Town Victory was the man - he appeared as if he had been drinking I can't tell the conversation but he took us over across the St he took us into a public house I don't know the name of the public house - he gave us something

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