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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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ferocious people. I would not here be
understood to mean that this is a general
description of all ranks of men in this
district of the globe. I would confine these
observations to the mountain inhabitants,
for the inhabitants of their large towns and
other places of trade are not far behind the
rest of the world in the arts of life, or in
the cultivation of religion.


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LETTER XXIV.



Pithia, June 27.

The most northern point to which our
journey extended was Tornao, from whence
I have endeavoured to give you some
account of the inhabitants of this country.
We left that place yesterday, and though
our accommodations were not of the most
agreeable nature, yet they were rendered
tolerable by the civility and politeness with
which we were entertained. We had not
travelled far, before we were informed, that
we might have an opportunity of observing
a Laplander and his family who were
feeding their herd of rein-deer at no great

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