The Swedes on the Delaware, 1638-1664

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Swedish colonial society, 1915 - Delaware - 391 pages
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Page 360 - Rhenish wine tfl 2. an anker of the same wine fl 4. for an anker of brandy, Spanish wine or distilled water fl 7. for a ton of imported beer fl 6. for a ton of New.Netherland beer fl 4. or a larger or...
Page 129 - ... perhaps a blacksmith and other skilled workmen. New dwellings were built outside the fort, plots for settlements were selected by the freemen, and new land was cleared and prepared during the winter for farms and tobacco plantations. Five horses, eight cows, five sheep and two goats were landed alive,18 but two horses and one cow died soon after the arrival of the ships. The pigs which had been taken over on previous voyages or bought from New Amsterdam increased rapidly, and many of them ran...
Page 265 - They remained on board over night, "being well treated," and from these Rising learnt the condition of the Swedish polony and the weakness of the Dutch fort. He told the Dutch that he would demand the surrender of Fort Casimir, which had been placed on land belonging to the crown of Sweden, while they in turn assured him "that they cared not who possessed the fort as long as they were allowed to dwell there safely and freely.
Page 104 - that the coast of New York and the neighboring districts" were known to the Spaniards almost a century before Hudson came here.
Page 372 - A grist mill was built by Johan Stalkofta (Stalcop), L. Petersson and Hans Block in the summer of 1662 at the Falls of Turtle Kill, and the old mill erected by Prints was kept in repair.
Page 276 - ... the adjoining Colonists, who learning the reasonable conditions offered them, together with the liberty of going or remaining, repaired under the obedience of Her Royal Majesty aforesaid, and afterwards took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at our hands. As this is a matter of greater consequence than can be decided among Servants, who must only obey orders, the Sovereigns on both sides have to settle this matter among themselves, and agree among themselves about it, etc.
Page 206 - Peace was granted them on the condition, says Printz, " that if they after this would commit the least offence against our people, then we would not let a soul of them live." The treaty was signed by the chiefs and (likely by the Swedes) and gifts were exchanged according to the usual Indian custom.1 But Printz wrote that " they trust us in no wise and we trust them still less " and Papegoja reported that the colony was in great danger from the savages and their treaty was not an entire safeguard...
Page 304 - Palls; a land* ... of choice soil, endowed with beautiful fresh rivers, so that many thousand families, who might be settled there, can find their nourishment. And they gave us this with special ceremonies for an everlasting possession, the land with everything that might be upon it, woods, the ground, birds and animals, soil and everything that might be in it and could be found useful, the water and everything therein of lish, birds and animals (of which they enumerated a large number and designated...
Page 53 - ... November of 1624, Gustavus Adolphus granted him a six hours' interview to unfold his plans. On November 4, Usselinx had the draft charter of the proposed company ready; then the general prospectus of the proposed company was issued; and on December 21, 1624, the Swedish king gave " commission to William Usselinx to establish a General Trading Company for Asia, Africa, America and Magellanica.
Page 266 - Hollanders wanted to use their guns," they were told to put them down, "and thus the Swedes took possession of Fort Casimir.

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