Tukholma 4.5. (London Gazette 4.6.1715): "On the 22d the eclipse of the Sun was very remarkable here, and much greater than the Astronomers had calculated it, having been totally obscured for about seven minutes, insomuch that several Stars were seen near the Sun, and appear'd as bright as at Midnight. It happened that about 100 Muscovite Prisoners were at that time bringing under a Guard from the Place of their Confinement to work, 28 whereof found Means during the Suprise the Guard was under in the Time of the Eclipse to make their Escape. Several Peasants who came lately from Aland reported that they had an Account there from Abo, the capital of Finland, that the Muscovites were making great Preparations for a very considerable Enterprize, and that several Regiments of Russian Infantry were daily expected in that Island; and on the 2d Instant an Express came from Colonel Cronberg, whi commands the Troops posted on the Coast over-against Aland, and brought Advice that the Muscovite Regiments were come over from Finland, and that a Descent was intended to be made upon this Continent, whereupon orders have been dispatched to the Regiments which are the nearest to this Plave to repair hither with all possible speed."
Tukholma 28.5. (London Gazette 14.6.1715): "On the 30th Instant his Highness will set out for Osgrond, to Review the Troops there; and 'tis believed he will make some Attempt in Finland, where the Muscovites have at present but few Troops; and several Ships which are detained here are thought to be designed for such an Expedition."
Hampuri 18.6. (London Gazette 14.6.1715): "Letters from Petersbourg of the last of May advise that when the Czar's Fleet sails from Croonslot and from Revel, 20000 Suits of Cloaths and 70000 Sacks of Meal will be transported to Finland, besides the Forces which will be put on board that Fleet."