. 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).