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  T 1/337/38; account of smuggling. Smuggling along the south coast of England is widely known about, but this letter, from 1748, describes the scale of smuggling in Scotland. Elsewhere in the letter the writer estimates that the government is losing over £1,000 a week to smugglers in lost duties.
 
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