. 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
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
Jan. 1781, below).