At a subsequent time, a son of Barneveldt having been condemned to death, his mother applied to Prince Maurice, for his pardon.
Grotius also gained the esteem of Barneveldt, the grand pensionary, in whose fate he was afterward involved.
Their house, he notices, had once been the residence of Barneveldt.
The prince carried the day; Barneveldt was executed, and Grotius imprisoned in this castle, where he was kept nearly two years.
Uniformly protesting against the competency of the tribunal, Barneveldt defended himself with great firmness and ability.
On this account, the truce was promoted by Barneveldt and the republican party.
On Monday morning, May 13, 1619, Barneveldt was informed that he was to be executed upon that day.
Yet, on the 4th August 1617, Barneveldt's proposition was agreed to, and promulgated.