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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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want of commercial knowledge plunged
him in serious and unforeseen difficulties,
till at length it determined him to an
application to Diet for relief. How far these
aristocratical people complied with his
desires, how far the exigences of his
situation were relieved, or whether any supply
was granted, has not yet transpired.


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LETTER IX.



Stockholm.

In my last I gave you an account of the
transactions that have been passing between
the king and the Diet. I can now inform
you that this powerful assembly, men,
venerable in office, and ready to oppose
every apparent principle of despotism,
refused to comply with a scheme which he
laid before them for a general liquidation
of the royal debts. A further impropriety
of conduct His Majesty was guilty of, in
attempting to exact from his country, a
more exorbitant sum to defray (as he said)
his expenses to England. This was equally
disapproved of by the haughty Swedes,

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