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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-04-02-0030
4. Frederik Willem Pestel (1724–1805), professor of jurisprudence from 1763 ( Nieuw Ned. Biog. Woordenboek , 3:968–969). Pestel was one of the great figures in Dutch legal scholarship, and JA acquired both his Commentarii de Republica Batava, Leyden, 1782, and Fundamenta jurisprudentiae naturalis, Leyden, 1777 ( Catalogue of JA 's Library , p. 191; see also Thaxter to JA , 1, 23 Jan. 1781, below).