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The Clarke Papers. Selections from the Papers of William Clarke, Secretary to the Council of the Army, 1647-1649, and to General Monck and the Commanders of the Army in Scotland, 1651-1660, ed. C.H. Firth (Camden Society, 1901). 4 vols.
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I pray you tell Lievtenant Generall Cromwell that all our freinds doe hope the Army will be well united by this meeting (Horse and Foote), and for this time lett them demaund nothing but what is relating to them as Souldiers. It is much wondred that my Lord Pembrockb should soe rayle against the Army at a Common Councell the other day that 4,000 Cavaleers were in it (it is noe time to disband us) the King and all his party did wholly rely upon the Army; and spoke to the Citty as if it had been true the Army had sent to the Kingc Be carefull to whome you speake, but doe what you can to unite the Officers to the Army in demaunding things just and honourable relateing to them as Souldiers; if wee fall [on too] softly I perceive wee shall loose by it.
London, May 5th, 1647.
Upon debate yesterday of the Citty Militia,a the Lord Mayor and Aldermen Addams had like to have been seized of; hee had better never been named hee came of with such disgrace.
[a ]No name is given, but simply an unintelligible cypher. It is probably by the author of the previous paper.
[b ]Rushworth vi., 476. With reference to Pembroke’s statement about the number of cavaliers in Fairfax’s army see Memoirs of Sir P. Warwick, p. 253.
[c ]See the Tanner MSS. in the Bodleian Library, vol. lviii., f. 46.
[a ]On this debate see Commons’ Journals, v., 161; Rushworth, vi., 472, 478.