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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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LETTER XII.



June 18,1786.

I write this from a village on the road
that I may not interrupt the narrative of
our journey. I shall resume my pen when
we become more stationary.

We left Upsala early in the morning on
the 14th of June, and attempted to dine at a
dirty village about noon, but alas ! nothing
comfortable was to be met with. But
though our palates this day received no
gratification, our eyes certainly did, from
prospects the most romantic and
entertaining. We travelled for many miles by the
side of a very beautiful and extensive lake,
and passed a most wonderful and
picturesque cataract called Elkerby-fall. In
the evening we arrived at Gefle. Gefle is
a seaport situated on the Gulf of Bothnia,
an arm of the Baltic Sea. There
appeared more industry in the cultivation of land
here, than in any part of this country which
we had hitherto passed. Leaving behind
us these traces of civilized life, we entered
into woods that did not terminate for many
miles.

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