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When the Cossacks Came

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June Pelo submitted an article she has translated from Swedish. A story Brita Malin Kaitfors (1793-1879) tells about an August day in 1809 when the cossacks came to her farm at Buldans in Nedervetil.

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The Finnish War was fought between Sweden and Russia from February 1808 to September 1809. As a result of the war, the eastern third of Sweden was established as the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland within the Russian Empire.
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