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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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The next day we continued our journey,
as before, through almost endless woods,
and passed a variety of lakes, one of which
we were obliged to cross in a ferry about
half a mile over. The Swedish watermen,
who are neither expeditious nor expert,
greatly impeded our journey. About eleven
at night we arrived at a town called Igsund.
We had letters of recommendation to a
gentleman of that place, by whom we were
most politely received and hospitably
treated. The town of Igsund, though in
itself small, yet very extensive iron-works
are carried on here, the property of
merchants in Stockholm. After breakfasting
the next morning with our hospitable
friend and his lady we left Igsund and
travelled through a country full of rocks
and precipices, deep and heavy sands, with
little variety. The woods, as usual, were
very extensive. Some small villages are
scattered upon the borders of the lakes
which are inhabited by boors, whose sole
subsistence depends upon the fish they can
procure from the lake on which they live.
They have very little corn, and in order to

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