Smuggled Goods Seized, 1739

Transcription of extract from Salisbury Journal 11th September 1739 reads: "Pool. September 1st. Yesterday was seized and brought to the warehouse by Mr Timothy, supervisor of his Majesty's Customs in this port, and Mr Stagg, residing officer, assisted by 4 of the tidesmen, 28 anchors of Brandy, sunk about 3 leagues from the shore in a place where the smugglers declared the Devil himself could not find it."

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