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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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into four different chambers, — the nobles
into a house of their own, the clergy into
the cathedral, the burgers and peasants into
another building across the market-place.
In their several chambers they consider the
matter in question and give their assent or
dissent. The vote is carried by a majority.
Every chamber has a negative in passing a
law. After each of the states has come to
a determination, they return in regular
order from the separate chambers to the
Diet-house, where the king sits and receive
their decisive votes.

I could not but remark the pomp of their
procession from the council-chamber to the
Diet-house. They are arranged in great
form, and the town guard turns out under
arms as they pass. The first noble,
venerable in age and dressed in the court fashion,
went first; the rest of the nobility in pairs
after; then the archbishop of Upsala, a
man of a very reverend and apostolic
appearance, with a gold chain about his neck;
the other bishops and clergy two and two;
then the principal magistrate of Stockholm
at the head of the burgers; and lastly, the

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