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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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who immediately and emphatically
pronounced a general negative. Further
appeals were then unnecessary, and all
addresses to his obstinate countryman proved
ineffectual.

This disappointment was not well
relished, arid indeed incurred the royal
displeasure. Being a man of a warm and
impetuous disposition, His Majesty
dismissed the Diet with a very spirited speech,
censuring their measures and disapproving
of their opposition to him. After this he
retired to the camp, and did not return to
Stockholm for some days. This had likely
to have terminated in a very serious manner,
but by the proper and timely interference
of good ministers, tranquillity was at length
happily restored to this court.

Though the imprudence of His Majesty’s
conduct may frequently throw a shade over
some parts of his character, yet he
possesses many good qualities which more than
counterbalance these failings, and indeed
add a brilliancy to his many distinguished
virtues. He is firm in friendship, and
always ready most liberally to recompense

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