. When this letter appeared in the Boston Patriot
of 19 and 22 Sept. 1810, JA
followed it with a brief note on the behavior of Joachim Rendorp. “I did not explain
to congress in this letter, the oddity in the conduct at the hotel d’Amsterdam: but
in 1810 it may be noted that the whole was owing to the intrigues of the ambitious
burgomaster Rendorp, who secretly flattered the court in hopes of obtaining an embassy
to Russia. This was not the first nor the last of his maneuvres, to obstruct and embarrass
me.” For a more charitable view of Rendorp’s motives, see Schulte Nordholt, Dutch Republic and Amer. Independence
, p. 187–188.
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.