Rebecca Defies Foes, Parades Through Pontyberem

From the issue of the Cambrian:

A Correspondent, residing at Llanon, says — “After all the speeches, exhortations, and recommendation on Mynydd Sylen, on , to desist from nightly meetings of the population, Rebecca and her Daughters, notwithstanding, made their appearance on the very night, and in the immediate neighbourhood of the spot where the meeting was held. The village of Pontyberem, about a mile and a half from Mynydd Sylen, was the place selected by the fair Dame to march in battle array. On the road a man met them, and endeavoured to wrestle a gun from one of the “fair daughters,” but missed his aim — the damsel would not yield to him, but kept her grasp. The man took refuge in a public-house close by, called the New Inn, when the fair one opened fire, and sent some shots after him through the front entrance, which lodged in the cellar door opposite, passing close to a person who stood in the way at the time. They then marched through the village, blowing their horns, shouting in triumph, and then dispersed.