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a colony established by Swedish settlers in 1638 along the Delaware River and captured by the Dutch in 1655: the only Swedish colony in America.
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Minuit died in 1641, and the Swedish government proceeded to place the colony on a permanent footing, and called it "New Sweden."The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
The origin of New Sweden was quite different from what is stated in the text.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
Thus New Sweden fell, amid a storm of protest, but without bloodshed.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
Such was the end of New Sweden, which had only maintained an independent existence for seventeen years.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)|George Warburton
He had regarded for some time with jealousy the little settlement of New Sweden, or as it was known in later years, Delaware.The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763|Reginald W. Jeffery