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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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LETTER II.



Gottenburg, May 28, 1786.

Safely landed on the coast of Sweden, I
have now time to resume my writing and
fulfil my promise. I engaged myself to give
you a faithful narrative of our proceedings.
It will be necessary, therefore, to relate
every circumstance with the same
regularity that it happened, from the time that
we lost sight of Tynemouth Castle and the
English shore. The two first days passed
along with unvaried tranquillity; our ship
sailing gently with a fair wind from four
and a half to, sometimes, seven and eight
knots an hour. On Saturday the 27th,
about six in the morning, we made, in the
sailor’s language, the Naze, — a point of
land on the Norway coast at the entrance
of the Scaggerac, or as it is sometimes
called, Cattegat Sea. The country here
appears to be very high and mountainous.
Soon after we came in sight of the Jutland
part of the Danish territories, on the opposite
side, and past the Scaw, (a light-house
on this coast) with a fresh breeze, almost

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