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Serampur was again seized by the English in 1801, but restored by the peace of Amiens, which was signed on 27th March 1802. For the next six years it throve even more than it had done twenty years previously. The Bay was swarming with French privateers, English merchant vessels were taken by the dozen, rates of insurance were prohibitive; the merchants of Calcutta eagerly availed themselves of the neutral flag of Denmark, and obtained Danish Commanders and Danish popers for their ships. These g...olden days of Serampur came to an end in 1808, when Denmark was again at war with England. The Cakntta Gazette of 4th February 1808 thus relates the taking over of the Danish settlement : — "In consequence of intelligence received by Government of a muturo between Great Britain and Denmark, a detachment of troops from the Garrison of Fort William, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Cary, took possession of the Danish settlement of Serampur, at six o'clock in the monung of the 28th ultimo.