. John De Witt, grand pensionary from 1654 to 1672, had been assassinated when he lost
popular support in the face of a humiliating defeat by the armies of Britain and France
(Rowen, Princes of Orange
, p. 126–130).
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.