Sentence Examples

  • In 1576 he obtained the important post of pensionary of Rotterdam, an office which carried with it official membership of the States of Holland.
  • In vain did the grandIth pensionary of the province of Holland, Jan de Witt, Holland.
  • His papers were found to contain a sketch of a treaty between the United States and Holland projected by William Lee, in the service of Congress, and Jan de Neufville, acting on behalf of Mynheer Van Berckel, pensionary of Amsterdam, and this discovery eventually led to war between Great Britain and the United Provinces.
  • He was made pensionary (stipendiary magistrate) of Middelburg; and two years afterwards of Dort.
  • In 1636 he was made grand pensionary of Holland, and in 1648 keeper of the great seal; in 1651 he resigned his offices, but in 16J7 he was sent a second time to England on what proved to be an unsuccessful mission to Cromwell.

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