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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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which has been purchased by Sir H. G. L.
for the purpose of sending home as a
curiosity, I shall add a more particular account
of it.

                                (See frontispiece.)

        a. The leather strap or trace by which the sledge is drawn.
        b. Pieces of different coloured cloth formed into a rose.
        c. The covering of the sledge, made of beautiful spotted seal-skin.
        d. A brass ring and looped piece of cord.
        e. Green cloth, with a red scalloped border.
        f. Cloth.
        g. Yellow cloth.
        h. A plate of brass round the back-board.
        i. Cordage.
        k. A crooked piece of horn, and the strap pulled through a loop of several ply
of cordage.


The sledge is shaped like a small boat,
with a back-board for the person to lean
against, who sits laced fast in, and well
cured from the cold. It is peaked before, to
which part the leather thong is fixed which

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