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Part One The Journal of Olof Eriksson Willman

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This chapter talks about Olof Eriksson Willman's journey. In the Year 1645, in August, when the Peace was concluded between her Royal Majesty Queen Christina of Sweden and the King of Denmark, Willman travelled to Halmstad in Halland, where he stayed for some time in Service. On October 16th 1647 he got his Discharge from Halmstad and travelled to Kronborg, and after some time two Dutch Vessels came into the Sound, and soon he got to know the Captain of the Gilded Moon, and received permission to accompany him to Holland. On November 23rd he entered the East India House as an Adelsburst (Adelborst) in order to receive 10 Guilders each Month from the East India Company, and to remain for 5 years in the East Indies.

Keywords: Dutch; East India Company; Halmstad; Japan; Olof Eriksson Willman; province of Halland



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