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. The “broad arrow” (↑) was, in this connection, the sign that a vessel had been seized
for violation of the Customs Acts. See note 8
above. The letter of the Commissioners of Customs ordering the Pitt Packet
admitted to entry at Marblehead listed her cargo, including three small kegs, two
cases, one-quarter barrel, and twenty-seven bottles of wine; sixteen bottles of champagne;
three kegs of gin; and three-quarters of a barrel of “lemmons.” Commissioners to Salem
Customs Officers, 27 April 1769, Salem Custom House Record Book, 1763–1772, fols.
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