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T 1/331/32; a report of an incident
from the Collector of Customs.This letter is from the senior
Customs officials at Portsmouth in 1748. It describes what happened
when customs officers went to investigate a Captain Gwyn, a
Naval officer, suspected of possessing smuggled goods.
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 4 look for evidence of support for smuggling
from (a) a respectable naval officer like Captain Gwyn and (b)
ordinary country people?
Put some of the examples you have
found from these Sources into your Gallery Worksheet.