Portier, Hermanus (18th century)
Hermanus Portier, a Mennonite of Harlingen in Friesland, Netherlands, who on 14 March 1739, wrote a "Remonstrantie" (petition) to the States of Friesland in behalf of Wytze Jeens Brouwer and Pieke Tjommes, two Mennonite preachers of Heerenveen who had been suspended from their ministry in 1738 on the charge of teaching Socinian views, and whose suspension was extended on 13 March 1739. In this petition Portier wrote that the States were committing practices of intolerable inquisition, and this word "inquisition" so offended the authorities of Friesland that the petition was fruitless. Portier also published Omstandig en Waaragtig Bericht (Harlingen, 1742), in which he particularly attacked Daniel Gerdes of Groningen, who supported and defended the States of Friesland in their intolerant attitude to ward the Mennonites.
Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 139.
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: 209.
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