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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.
As you read these sources look
1. What is the government attitude to the crime of smuggling?
2. What evidence is there of people's attitudes to smuggling?
In Source 2 what does this tell you about why the government
was so determined to stop smuggling?
Put some of the examples you have
found from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.