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  CUST 41/42; an indictment from the king against George Fellowes.This case, from 1736, shows that smugglers were quite prepared to use violence against customs officers. It shows a state of near-war between the two.
 
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1. What is the government attitude to the crime of smuggling?
2. What evidence is there of people's attitudes to smuggling?
In Source 3… look for more evidence of smugglers' readiness to use violence.
 
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  CUST 41/42; an indictment