report drawn up by John Holker junior containing suggestions as to how to combat English smuggling
In this report, John Holker junior describes the goods smuggled and lists the French and foreign ports where they are landed, and accuses some Dieppe fishermen of being involved.
The author claims that to avoid being captured the smugglers wait at sea off Dieppe, and small fishing boats come out from Dieppe to trans-ship the illegal goods. Dieppe fishermen are not checked when they return to harbour. In Le Havre, smuggling is easier because of the presence of foreigners in the town.
Intendance de la généralité de Rouen
16 May 1771
32.5 X 20.5 CM
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