Dr. Granville says of Chavli, a town of some two thousand inhabitants, in this government: "It consists of a long street of low, gable-roofed huts of wood, and presenting a general appearance of the most squalid misery. This may be considered as a fair specimen of the second-rate towns in the government of Wilna, and indeed all over Russia and Poland." The accompanying engraving shows one of these villages, where a party have just arrived from the chase.
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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855