This foot note contained in document PJA10d312
2. In the Letterbook this sentence ended here, but when JA copied this letter in 1809 for publication in the Boston Patriot
, he expanded the sentence to read “and Mr. Van Berckel, (or in other words, to expose them to the fate of Barneveldt, the De Witts, and Grotius)” (JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot
, p. 312).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.