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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-1687/8
Volume 5, Page 412   View pdf image (33K)
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412 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1684-89.

P. R. O.


There is noe doubt but the dutch much misliking this they
Resolved to goe up the River as high as they could and there
landed setting up a post with the mark of the west Indian
Company in this manner GWC by which they claime their title
to that River, whereupon by Comand from the Generall of the
Manadoes They built a fort on the sand point where they first
Landed, after their mishap, in the bay, this fort being soe built
for their Security against the Indians and Christians one
Andrew Hudde being the Chiefemah sometimes Secretary
sometimes Commandant, and at other times nothing at all being
according to behaviour turned out and put in againe according
to pleasure which person I knew very well and have heard him
& others discourse of what had happened and past in his
In this manner they lived along time without any Govermt
till neere the yeare 1652 when the Sweedes did fitt out a fly
boate with Considerable cargoe with another small vessell filled
with freemen and Soldiers with a Governor called Manheer
prince and Younker passage besides a factor Henric Huogan
and Jacob Swanson who were to trade with the Indians.
Upon their arriveall in Delaware they askt leave of the
Dutch to refresh themselves with water, to which the Dutch
Yeilded not imagining they had any design upon that place
but the Sweedes having got a shoare made
the Dutch quitt their possessions and were turned to their
ships as before. And then the Sweedes with as little right as
the Dutch had done before possest themselves of that River
they having thus lost the South River as they had a fore lost
the North River the West India Company being very poore,
and noe ways able to encounter the Sweedes they resolved
upon a protest which they made agt the Sweede for dispossess-
ing them of their possessions which the Sweede little re-
After this the Company stated their Case of the Citty of
Amsterdam the Citty being full of money doth resolve to Assist
the said Company in Order to restore them to their former
In the year 1654 the Citty of Amsterdam did cause a Ship
to be fitted out with Thirty six great Guns being called the
Waegh and manned accordingly whereof was Comander Capt
Fouing which said Capt and other Officers I know very well &
had relation of some of them what was past at that time
The Sweedes in the meane time being Interlopers keepe a
trade with the Indians. The Governor going to Sweedland
left his Son in Law papagy the Government and the Fort at
the Sand point, which they tooke from the Dutch being very
Inconsiderable was enlarged by them & called Casimoirs and
another fort builded five mile higher was called Christina.

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