Smuggling & Smugglers in Sussex - online book

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

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and another man with him ; their horses were in my stable.
Q. Give me an answer to my question; are you sure that Lilliwhite had arms about him when you left him to hold the horses ?
Race. I cannot tell ; I cannot be quite certain.
Q. Was Lilliwhite ever with you before or since that-time ?
Race. No, never, as I know of; I never heard he was a smuggler.
Cross-examined by Glover's counsel.
Q. Was Glover ever a reputed smuggler before, or did he ever act as such ?
Race. No, not as I know of, neither before nor since. Richard Perrin was the merchant that went over to Guernsey to buy this cargo of brandy, rum and tea. I paid him part of the money as my share to go. He told me, after the goods were taken and put on board another vessel, that he had lost the tea by the Swift privateer, Captain Johnson.
Q. Did you never hear that Glover was forced to go against his consent by Richards, his relation ?
Race. No, I did not hear any such thing. Edmund Richards brought him, and I never knew him do any­thing but this time.
Cross-examined by Perrin's counsel.
Q Are you sure that Perrin was armed, particularly when lie was with the horses ?
Race. Yes, he was, and was armed all the way we went from the Forest of Bere, and at that place too.
Q. You say Perrin was troubled with the rheumatism; why would you take a man with you that could not help you to carry off the goods ?
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