low Christina, [but] on the eastern shore, from which that district of country was in former times, and even now is, called Elsingborg. From this was fired a Swedish salute upon the arrival of Swedish ships. But its principal object was to search the Holland ships which came before it, and (which stuck very hard in their maw) to make them lower their flag. The fort was afterwards abandoned by the Swedes and destroyed, as it was almost impossible to live there on account of the gnats (myggor); whence it was for some time called Myggenborg.
Besides these there were Fort Korsholm,1 at Passäyunk, where the commander, Sven Schute,2 had his residence. Manäyungh,3 on the Skörkihl, or Skulkihl, [was] a fine little fort of logs, having sand and stones filled in between the woodwork, and surrounded by palisades, four Swedish mile4 from Christina, eastwardly. Mecoponacka, Upland5 [was] two Swedish miles from Christina, and one mile from Gothenburg, upon the river shore, a level plain, with some houses and a fort.
Other places were only well known, and not fortified. Chinsessing,6 a place upon the Schuylkill, where five families of freemen dwelt together in houses two stories high, built of whitenut tree, which was at that time regarded as the best material for building houses, but in later times was altogether____________________