1749, Pehr Kalm, Swedish naturalist:

“The intendant’s house (is a) public building, located in a second lower town. It is in this house that all deliberations on the affairs of the Province are held, and the gentlemen who enforce law and order, and those with civil authority hold their meetings there under the chairmanship of the Intendant; in affairs of great importance, the governor-general attends these meetings.

The Intendant’s home is between the king’s shops and the prison …”

Author: Excerpt of Pehr Kalm