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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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the peasant, who also must furnish him
with hay to keep a cow in winter,
pasturage in summer, and must plough, sow,
and reap for him; and when this soldier
dies, they must provide one in his room.
The officers of horse and foot are
maintained by the king, who appoints a certain
portion of land for that end, so that every
officer has a house and land, and the rent
of as many farms as make up his pay.

We dined this day with the consul,
where the Swedish admiral, the French
consul, and many barons, invested with
different orders according to the constitution
and custom of the country, were
present. In the afternoon we saw the artillery
fire at a target. The military performances
were very indifferent. Returned to the
consul’s and spent the evening.

The next day was agreeably spent in a
visit to Mr. Hall’s country-seat, which
is situated about five English miles
from Gottenburg. The situation is most
beautiful and romantic; it is environed
with rocks of various shapes, which run
m ridges for many miles; below, appears
to the view, a fine extensive lake, far

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