First among the enumerated objects of attack was the small island of St. Eustatius.
At St. Eustatius one hundred and thirty of them were condemned.
Meanwhile Cassard had captured St. Eustatius, and exacted a large ransom.
St. Eustatius was the great offender among the Dutch colonies.
On the 3d of February they arrived off St. Eustatius, which in the face of their imposing force submitted at once.
St. Eustatius is said to be one of the finest and best-cultivated islands of all the Caribbees.
Three days after their orders arrived, they sailed for St. Eustatius.
Yet, in their plodding way they went on steadily, and as early as the year 1600 took possession of the island of St. Eustatius.