Went to the Hague, in the Trecht Schuit.1 At Leyden I have seen Mr. Vander Kemp,2 and Mr.  and Mr. I also visited two large Manufactures, one of Cloth, another of Camblet.
1. Canal boat or tow-boat. “... partly by the Trech Schuits, that is the Barks which
ply in this Country in the Canals” (JA to Huntington, 6 April 1781, LbC, Adams Papers). JA spells the word in a multitude of ways.
2. Francois Adriaan van der Kemp (1752–1829), Mennonite clergyman, author, and political
radical, was a disciple of J. D. van der Capellen's. He suffered imprisonment for
his anti-Orangist activities and after the collapse of the Patriot movement fled the
Netherlands and emigrated to the United States, 1788. He settled in upper New York
State and lived a scholarly life in bucolic surroundings for many years. See Nieuw Ned. Biog. Woordenboek, 8:953–958, and Van der Kemp's Autobiography, ed. Helen L. Fairchild, N.Y., 1903, a charming book containing selections from Van
der Kemp's extensive correspondence with JA and others, and much information on the Dutch Patriots, with numerous portraits.
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, 2017.