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An Account of a notorious Smuggling gang in the early 18th Century

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94                               SUSSEX SMUGGLERS.
This witness further said that Galley sat upon the horse till they got to Lady Holt Park, and then being faint and tired with riding, he got down; and then Carter and Jackson took him, one by the arms and the other by the legs, carried him towards a well called Harris's Well by the side of Lady Holt Park ; and then Jackson said to Carter " We'll throw him in the well," to which Carter replied " With all my heart;" and Galley seemed very indifferent what they did with him; but some of the company saying 'twas a pity to throw him into the well, Jackson and Carter set him up behind the witness again and Chater was still behind Little Sam. They went on in this manner till they came to go down a hill, when Galley was faint and tired, and could not ride any further and got down there; upon which Carter and Jackson laid him on a horse before Edmund Eichards, with his belly upon the pommel of the saddle. They laid him across the horse because he was so bad that they could not contrive to carry him in any other manner, and they carried him so for about a mile and a half from the well; that then Eichards, being tired of holding him, let him down by the side of the horse; and Carter and Jackson put him upon the grey horse that he (the witness) was upon, and the witness got off. They set him up, his legs across the saddle and his body lay over the horse's mane; that in this posture Jackson held him on and he did not remember that anybody else held him at that time ; that they went on for about half a mile in this manner, Galley crying out all the time " Barbarous usage! barbarous usage ! for God's sake shoot me through the head or through the body." He (the witness) thought Jackson was at this time pinching him by the private parts, for there were no blows given when he cried so;
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