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Corofin Tobacco – 1788

The Times

Native American Tobaccoo flower and buds Photographer: William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute Wikimedia Commons
Native American Tobaccoo flower and buds
Photographer: William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute
Wikimedia Commons

London, Middlesex, England
23rd August, 1788

Last Saturday, Mr. Charles P. Bolton, surveyor of excise, assisted by Mr. Patrick Thally, guager, discovered in the town of Corrofin, an extensive tobacco manufactory, wherein they seized all the utensils used in that illicit trade; also a large quantity of loose leaf or four tobacco, in process of manufacture, which they lodged in his Majesty’s stores in that town.