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4. 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 JA 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, 1
Jan. 1781, below).
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, 2007.