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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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This country abounds in lakes and rivers
which, though particularly beautiful and
romantic, greatly hindered the progress of
our journey, as we were obliged to pass
over many of them. For which reason we
did not arrive at Pithia till five in the
afternoon. Here we dined at the burgo-master’s
house, were genteelly received, and set
down to a very slight dinner, which we
quickly dispatched. Pithia, like Uma,
gives its name to a province of
Swedish-Lapland, is situated upon a river of the
same name which rises in the Lapland
mountains and runs into the Gulf of Bothnia.

From hence we set out for Ernasto,
where we arrived the same night, hut
finding the beds damp we were obliged to sleep
in our clothes. From this circumstance
you will not be surprised that we were
very soon ready to pursue our journey in
the morning. The town of Pithia is
perhaps one of the largest and best-built towns
in Lapland. It is governed by a
burgo-master and twelve rodmen. This place has
more the appearance than the reality of
trade, though extremely well situated for

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