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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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with fewer difficulties in the common
course of things than we had reason to
expect.

This day we attended the church, which
stands at some distance from the town. It
is a small but neat building, and the
benefice about eighty pounds per annum. Few
church preferments in this country are of
greater value. In the afternoon we
received an invitation from the judge’s lady
to drink coffee, the judge himself then
attending the Diet at Stockholm. We
accepted the invitation, and were most
politely received by the lady. Her dress was
very suberb, having a gold chain about her
neck, a diamond cross, ear-rings, and a
variety of precious stones on every finger.
Her vestment was a rich brocade, very
short, after the country fashion; In the
evening we were introduced to a grand bail,
where we were much entertained with their
peculiar manner of dancing. Soon after,
the judge’s lady made her appearance;
when she entered the room the company all
rose and paid her much respect: from this
it may be imagined that she is considered
as a person of no small consequence in this

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