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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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LETTER XL.



After leaving the Danish territories,
which we did on the 28th, we landed at
Helsingborg. Being now once more on
Swedish ground and no longer subject to
the tedious obstinacy of Danish post-boys,
we used our utmost exertions to reach
Gottenburg, which we accomplished on
Saturday the 29th, which completed our
travels by land, after a journey of three
thousand seven hundred and eighty-four
miles, the greater part of which was over
a barren unfrequented tract of country.
No little reason had we to rejoice and be
thankful, considering the many difficulties
we had both experienced and surmounted,
when we found ourselves once more placed
in a land of hospitality and comfort,
without having had a visitation of sickness, or
any other material cause of regret.

From Saturday the 29th of July to the 12th
of August we were wind-bound at
Gottenburg, during which time we experienced a
repetition of civilities from our most
hospitable friends there. On the 12th of August
we re-embarked on board the

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