|In 1631 the British had a lodge in Cormantine, in 1645 they built a fort
on the summit of an hill. In 1665 during a struggle the Dutch occupied
it and renamed the fort Amsterdam. In 1782 the Dutch surrendered the
fort to the English, but in 1785, by a treaty, was newly in Dutch hands.
In 1811 the African tribe of Anomabu captured the fort, which was later