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94] Two excisemen "seiz'd a woman in Lambs conduit fields for retailing Geneva; but notice being given to some cricket-players, they immediately came to her assistance .
He talks about everything that happened in the valley, including the whisky, the excisemen and the illicit stills - it's the first evidence of them in written form.
It is said he used to stash his contraband under the pulpit when the excisemen came to town.
Justices and excisemen were dependent on informers whom they recruited, and this simply induced further social resentment and ultimately riots that were intended to intimidate anyone thinking of providing information for prosecution.
Andy Wilson, 44, whose car repair business AutoDoc is next door, thought the unit was unused and was amazed when the excisemen arrived.
A jury heard Peterhead fisherman Baird MacKenzie was working with excisemen while feeding lies to Thomas Porter about a boat to be used for a drugs run from Morocco.