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Witness Statement: John Lewis' continued statement, describing a confrontation with Wright Beatty in the kitchen of John Lewis's home

After what I have related as having passed in the Kitchen I requested the[ se ] men to walk out of my House. I took hold of one of them by the elbow to put him out as they were going out of the door the[ y ] Prisoner told me he thought I may as well be a little civil, I told him I thought it was he was uncivil in coming into my House in - that way and I requested he would walk out. He then gave his Gun to one of his - Companions, unbuttoned his Coat, took a Pistol out of his Waistcoat Pocket and asked me - what I meant by talking of taking away their blood. I told him I had not said so - and advised him to put his Pistol back as - two could play at that work, and that he had better be cautious how he acted because I knew him - he then returned his Pistol into his pocket, took his Gun back from his - Companion and they all then went away. I did not know any of the Prisoners companions. John Lewis Thos Hawkins

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