His character has been misrepresented by Roman writers, whom his name inspired with terror down to the times of the empire.
But this governor was obstructed and misrepresented by local politicians as vehemently as his predecessors and his successors.
They misrepresented its terms, broke them, and accused the regent of breaking them.
Hutton himself frequently misrepresented the doctrine by describing it as "belief in an unknown and unknowable God"; but agnosticism as defined by Huxley meant not belief, but absence of belief, as much distinct from belief on the one hand as from disbelief on the other; it was the half-way house between the two, where all questions were "open."
One intrigue into which he drifted in 1791, with a Mrs Reynolds, led to the blackmailing of Hamilton by her husband; and when this rascal, shortly afterwards, got into trouble for fraud, his relations with Hamilton were unscrupulously misrepresented for political purposes by some of Hamilton's opponents.