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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).
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, 2014.
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