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Q. What passed in the house, you do not know?
Q. You have told us before that George Weightman was sent on to Nottingham to see how they were going
Q. When you got to Langley-mil did you see anything of George Weightman?
4. He met us, some of the men went round the road or crossed over by the Mill, a shorter way.
Q. There you met them again?
Q. Did you hear him say anything?
A. Yes, there was a man asked him how they were going on, he said “ they are going on very well, the soldiers are all in the barracks, march og my lads, as fast as you can.'
Cross-examined by Mr. Denman. Q. Where did you first join, where did you first go with them :
Mr. Clarke. I will just ask him one other questiondid you see a person of the name of Hole there?
Q. Did you see what passed when Hole was going away?
Q. When Hole was going away did you hear the Pri. soner say anything to the Captain ?
4. Hole told the Prisoner “ I will not stop any longer, I will go back," he said " if you go back you will be shot,” “ well,” he said, " I do not mind, I will not go any further," the Prisoner immediately called for the Captain, and said, here is a man going back.
Q. What did the Captain do upon that?
Mr. Denman. He told Hole that if he went away he would be shot.
Q. And he was prevented by some of the party from firing it off ?
A. He was.
Q. You say you first joined them at Pentridge-laneend?
Q. Did you see him go into the house? 4. Yes.
Q. Did you see where the Prisoner Turner was at that time?
A. Yes, William Turner the Prisoner went into the parlour where I was.
Q. Bacon was in the kitchen :
Q. How many do you think the party consisted of when you came away ?
A. There were not as many when I came away as when I went to the party.
Q. How many do you think there were when you went away?
A. Nearly one hundred.
A. With Henry Hole and another man, we got away together.
Examined by Mr. Gurney.
Q. On the night of Monday, 'he 9th of June, were you disturbed by any mob, or any number of people coming to your house?
Q. What number of persons appeared to you to have come to your hote?
À. Twelve or fifteen.
Q. Did they come quietly, or otherwise?
A. No, I was awakened by the dog's barking first, and I went to the window.
Q. There you saw the people you have mentioned ?
A. There were a number of guns and pikes pointed directly at me.
Q. What did they say to you?
A. It was said by the Prisoner at the bar, William Turner.
Q. Did you agree to go, or refuse?
? A. He said there were several at our house liable to go, and he said if I did not go and take a gun instantly, they would break into the house immediately, and shoot me and all that was in it.
Q. What more did he say?
A. He said that the Captain had just shot Hepworth's man-all must go, or be shot.
Q. At this time were you dressed or undressed ?
A. Yes, I told him, if he would give me a little time, I would go.
Q. What was it that induced you to say to him that you would go ?
4. I thought I must be shot.
Q. While you were dressing yourself, was anything more said to you by any of the party?...'.
A. They called to me, and told me to make haste, or they would make me so that I could not go.
Q. That they would burt you ?
Q. Did you dress yourself and go out, and take yout gun with you?
A. Yes, immediately.
Q. Was any question put to you by either of the party with respect to the state of your gun?
4. They asked me if it was loaded, I told them it was not.
Q. When you say they, whom do you mean?
A. I have no doubt that all the others that were there heard it.
Q. What question was then asked you?
A. They asked me if I had got any shot and powder ; I told them I had got a little shot, but no powder.
Q. What reply was made to that?
A. They said it would not mean they should have plenty of powder in a short time.
Q. Did they say anything else they should have ?
4. When I got to the gate leading to the lane, I told them I had been very unwell the day before, and was not fit to go.
Q. What did they say upon that?
A. I said I could not carry the gun any further ; they said it must go with the baggage.
Q. Did you upon that ask where the baggage was ?
A. Yes, they said they had not any then, but they should have.
Q. Did they add anything to that, as the reason why they should soon have baggage? :'.
A. No; they expressed great impatience for the arrival of the Captain, and the party from the Lane-end : we waited I think about twenty minutes before the Captain and his party came up.