DescriptionGovern Johan Printz, the governor of New Sweden (later to become New Jersey), reports on the status of the colony and the settlers. Many freemen have arrived to settle in New Sweden, but the criminals and military men who were conscripted to the colony want to return to Sweden. Of the freemen, very few are skilled, so Governor Printz asks that blacksmiths, tanners, tailors, carpenters, and butchers be sent to the colony. Additionally, he asks for single women. Printz also reports on two new Swedish colonies that have been established along the Delaware River. However, Dutch settlers have become very aggressive by re-purchasing land from the Indians that the Swedish had already bought. They are also interrupting trade between the Swedes and the Indians, as well as instigating the Indians to attack the Swedes. Printz directed the construction of some storage houses along common trade routes to win back trade from the Indians. However, fighting has erupted between different Native tribes as each tries to establish dominance in trading with the colonies. This article is part of a Primary Source Material collection compiled by the New Sweden Commemorative Commission in 1988.