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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Sweden, founding of (search)
intain the rights of the Swedes, and to put down the attempts of the Hollanders. They had lately, before his arrival, patched their little Fort Nassau. On this account he selected the island of Tenackong as his residence, which is sometimes also called Tutaeaenung and Tenicko, about 3 Swedish miles from Fort Christina. The convenient situation of the place suggested its selection, as also the location of Fort Nassau, Fort Nassau was built near the mouth of Timber Creek, below Gloucester Point, N. J. It is said to have been built by Cornelius Mey, in 1623; but when visited by De Vries, ten years afterwards (Jan. 5, 1633), it was in the possession of the Indians, among whom he was afraid to land. We have no evidence that the fort was reoccupied by the Dutch before the establishment of the Swedish colony in 1638. which lay some miles over against it, to which he could thus command the passage by water. The new fort, which was erected and provided with considerable armament, was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
ork and Atlantic Ocean, south by Delaware Bay, and west by Delaware and Pennsylvania, from which it is separated by the Delaware River. Area, 8,715 square miles, in twenty-one counties. Population in 1890, 1,444,933; 1900, 1,883,669. Capital, Trenton. Henry Hudson, in the ship Half Moon, enters Delaware Bay, Aug. 28, 1609, and coasts the eastern shore of New Jersey on his way to Sandy Hook, where he anchors......Sept. 3, 1609 First Dutch settlement on the Delaware is made near Gloucester, N. J., where Fort Nassau is built......1623 Capt. Thomas Young, receiving a commission from Charles I., sails up the Delaware River to Trenton Falls......Sept. 1, 1634 Number of English families settle on Salem Creek, at a place called by the Indians Asamohaking......1640 Dutch acquire by deed a large tract of land in the eastern part of New Jersey called Bergen......Jan. 30, 1658 Royal charter executed by Charles II., in favor of the Duke of York, of the whole region between the