1. Amsterdam's protests against both the method of adoption and the resolution itself were printed in Secrete Resolutien van de Edele Groot Mog[ende] Heeren Staten van Holland en Westvriesland
(The Hague, 16 vols., 1670–1796, 13:455–463). Amsterdam ultimately carried out the threat to publish its protest, for in his letter of 18 Dec
. (below), Dumas reported that he had received the document comprising 20
pages in folio. This publication was entitled Protesten en Aantekening der Stad Amsterdam, in de Registers van Haar Ed. Gr. Moog. Vergadering geinsereert; tegen de Resolutien by meerderheid van stemmen aldaar genemen, op de klagten der Nederlandsche Kooplieden, over het neemen en opbrengen hunner Schepen, door de Engelschen;
the title page gives no information on its publication other than the date, “1778.” It contained the committee report on the preliminary advisory of the Admiralty (p. 1–9), the actions taken by the Assembly on 11 Nov. in anticipation of the passage of the resolution on the 18th (p. 9–10), Amsterdam's protest against the method of adoption (p. 11), and the protest against the resolution itself (p. 12–20). The latter was composed of a short preamble and a resolution adopted by the Vroedschap of Amsterdam on 17 Nov. (Algemeen Rijksarchief
, The Hague, Eerste Afdeling, Dumas Coll., Inventaris 2). A second edition, with some differences in the title and pagination, was apparently published in 1779 at Breda by J. F. Berkmeyer (L. D. Petit, ed., Bibliotheek van Nederlandsche Pamfletten-Vezameling in de Bibliotheek van Johannes Thysius te Leiden,
4 vols., The Hague and Leiden, 1882–1934).