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1783
A smuggling vessel just arrived from Gottenburgh (Gothenburg Sweden?) sent a small boat with 6 hands towards the shore to appraise the country of their arrival but did not appreciate the violence of the water and 2 of them were drowned while the other 4 got ashore. Next day the vessel landed her cargo consisting of tea and brandy which was immediately carried off by the smugglers notwithstanding that several officers of the Revenue were present but were afraid to intervene as they did not have any military support. 2 troops of Scots Greys were ordered to Ayrshire to prevent smuggling in this part of Ayrshire.



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