The Times, Tuesday, Jan 03, 1826; pg. 3; Issue 12854; col F


An alarming conflict took place one day this week at Rockliff, on the Eden,
between two Custom-house-officers and some smugglers. GERMAIN, a tide surveyor,
and Richard LAWSON, surveyor of the Customs, seized upon a boat, containing
eight or nine individuals, of whom three were females, who were guarding a small
cargo of whisky. A severe scuffle ensued between the parties, and upwards of
twenty shots were fired, the smugglers showing great resistance, by which one
man was very severely wounded, and a woman had two shots passed through her hat.
We have not been able to obtain any intelligence further than that two or three
of them were ultimately taken. - Carlisle Journal.