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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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the metropolis of the kingdom of Sweden
last night. That you may travel along
with us in idea, I shall continue to mention
such particulars as occurred on the road.

We left Gottenburg on the afternoon of
the 3d instant, and slept that night at a
small village called Vadebaka, where we
met with very bad accommodations of
every kind. Our beds were dirty and
uncomfortable, and no kind of victuals were
to be got, but what we brought along with
us. The roads, however, were remarkably
good, and the country agreeably variegated
with rocks and woods, tillage-land and
barren moors. The woods principally
consist of the spruce and silver fir, some
few oaks and mountain-ashes. The day
following we pursued our journey through
a fine country, and, as before, with
delightful roads. I cannot omit a proper
commendation of this attention to travellers.
Indeed the advantage must be great to
every country where so much care is taken
of the public roads. Though we have no
great reason to complain in England of our
public turnpike roads, yet nothing there is

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