The Republic needed a strong hand to preserve it, and the office of stadholder was revived and given to William.
It was they, and not the stadholder, who The “Patriot” Party.
On the western wolds of Frisia, he surprised the castle of Wedde, a residence of the absent Aremberg, stadholder of the province.
Wherefore, in their articles of capitulation, they did not mention the stadholder.
The stadholder gave way to fits of passion at the meanness and the insolence to which he was constantly exposed.
The war was to continue until the stadholder should have been eliminated.
On the 18th September the place surrendered, after sixty days' siege, upon the terms usually granted by the stadholder.
On hearing of this disaster the stadholder had no alternative but to abandon the siege.
His position was too strong and his force far too numerous to warrant an attack by the stadholder upon his works.
Consequently in a few weeks the friends of the stadholder saw their hopes fade away.