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need not have worried about a change in the States General's resolution of 20 Nov.
providing for the accession of the Netherlands to the armed neutrality. The courier
was recalled to receive a copy of the resolution adopted by the States of Holland
on 23 Nov., which condemned Amsterdam for its part in the Lee-Neufville negotiations.
When the courier resumed his mission, he was ordered to wait at the town of Voorschoten
for a similar resolution adopted by the States General on 27 November. Although adopted
in response to Sir Joseph Yorke's memorial of 10 Nov., neither resolution provided
for the punishment of Engelbert van Berckel and thus failed to meet the conditions
set down by Yorke as necessary to avoid punitive measures by Great Britain (Edler, Dutch Republic and the American Revolution
, p. 159–160).