The Chartists set out for Newport & had a rally & massacre there the next
morning. On 12/31, 3 leaders were found guilty of treason & sedition &
sentenced to be hanged, drawn & quartered. This was commuted to
life-transportation to Van Dieman's Land.
The fatal day we'll long remember,
Which caused distress on every mind,
It was the third of last November,
Eighteen hundred and thirty nine.
"The Last Farewell to England of Frost, Williams and Jones,"
A Ballad History of England, Roy Palmer
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