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IN A SERIES OF LETTERS
A YEAR'S RESIDENCE IN THAT COUNTRY,
CHIEFLY IN THE INTERIOR.
REV. R. LISTER VENABLES, M.A.
I CANNOT venture to add another to the numerous books on Russia which have already appeared, without pleading as my apology that I visited that country under circumstances affording opportunities, not usually within a stranger's reach, of observing the habits and character of the people. I am, therefore, induced to publish the following letters, under an impression that some account of domestic life in the Interior may be, to a certain degree, interesting from its novelty.
Being nearly connected by marriage with several Russian families, I accompanied my wife into that country in the summer of 1837, for the purpose of visiting her relations, among