. In the margin appear two notations: “ag.” and “See all the Articles in Sea Laws from
pa. 544 to 549. Art. 19 and 24 in pa. 542. Art. 10 in pa. 520— Art. 5 in pa. 519.
if proper.” Pages 544 to 549 contain part of Art. XX and Arts. XXI through XXXVIII
of the Treaty of Breda, signed by Charles II and the States General on 31 July 1667.
may have intended that all of Art. XX, which begins on p. 543, be included, for it
deals with pirates. Arts. XIX and XXIV on p. 542 are from the treaty between Cromwell
and the United Provinces, mentioned in note 1
(above). Arts. V and X from p. 519 and 520 are from a treaty concluded between France
and Denmark in 1645. Each of the articles noted was relevant to JA
's desire that there be only a commercial agreement.
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, 2016.