An eighteenth-century manuscript copy of this report in Swedish is in the library of the University of Upsala, Sweden. It was first published in Swedish, at Upsala, in 1825, by Carl David Arfwedson, in the appendix of his Latin dissertation, De Colonia Nova Suecia (Concerning the Colony of New Sweden), pp. 23-30. It was again printed, in a translation by George P. Marsh, in the Collections of the New York Historical Society, second series, I. 443-448 ( 1841); and thence reprinted in Samuel Hazard Annals of Pennsylvania ( 1850) and in Pennsylvania Archives, second series, V. ( 1890), pp. 239-244. The version in the Collections is the basis of the present text, as collated and revised from Arfwedson by Dr. Amandus Johnson.
A Dutch account of the same episode, the absorption of New Sweden into New Netherland, will be found in another volume of this series, Narratives of New Netherland, pp. 279- 286. A. C. M.