. On 31 July the deputies from Leyden offered a resolution in the States of Holland
and West Friesland calling for a full investigation of the ineffectiveness of the
Dutch Navy in the war against England and, in particular, for the stadholder to communicate
all of the orders he had issued to the navy in his capacity as admiral general since
the beginning of the war. For a French translation of the resolution, see the Gazette d'Amsterdam
of 9 August. The provincial states approved Leyden's resolution on 27 Sept., but
that and the meeting with William V on 3 Oct. did no more to make the Dutch Navy an
effective force against England than the agreement, concluded at about the same time,
to coordinate French and Dutch naval operations (to Livingston, 23 Sept.
, and note 3
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