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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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The town of Gottenburg is neat, clean,
and well built; the streets are regular and
uniform; the houses, chiefly of wood,
painted so as to resemble brick and stone.
Part of the town stands upon a swampy
plain, which like the Dutch towns, is
intersected by canals, the other part upon the
declivity of an hill. The harbour is
commodious and convenient. There are
establishments here of several branches of
commerce, particularly an East India
Company and an Herring Fishery. From these
two causes alone this place has increased
considerably in the space of a very few
years. The entrance of the harbour is
guarded by the fort of New Elfsburg,
which is situated on a small rocky island,
and garrisoned. The markets here are
extremely well supplied with necessaries,
and for moderate prices. The chief
magistrate here is the burgo-master, who
regulates the markets, and possesses the civil
direction of the town, in the same manner
as the mayor of corporate towns in England.

You will naturally expect that I should
not be many hours in Sweden before I
should be able to give some account of

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