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From The Naval Chronicle (Volume VII):

"Yesterday [13 Jan 1802] a trawl boat picked up at sea whilst fishing, a raft with 200 ankers of brandy; as she was going up Catwater, it being calm, and the Excise boat going down the roadstead, the people of both the trawl boat and the Excise boat were shooting gulls. A dispute arising who shot a gull which fell, the Excise boat rowed alongside to claim it, but when the Excise Officer got on board he perceived instead of a gull 200 ankers of brandy, and conducted the trawl boat to the Custom-House with her cargo."

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