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Extracts from Newsletters, 1656 - Sir William Clarke, The Clarke Papers. Selections from the Papers of William Clarke, vol. 3 
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 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899). 4 vols.
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Extracts from Newsletters, 1656
January 1, 165⅚.—
f. 153.His Highnesse being more and more threatened and endangered of late by a new intended designe of the royalist party then formerly, 12 of the most faithfull valiant and proper souldiers in each regiment of horse (to the number of 150) are ordered to be added as a guard for his Highnesse, their muster being continued, and 1s 9d besides added to their pay. . . . The Lord Deputie Fleetwood was in some danger the last weeke by an extraordinary vomiting but is now happily recovered. . . . The Vintners of London have prevailed for six monthes time to sell off their old stocke of Spanish wyne at 12d per pinte, they having paid extraordinary rates for the same. The time of selling of French wyne at 9d per quart beginning the first day of the next terme.
January 19, 165⅚.—
f. 157b.His Highnesse hath nott bin free to meddle with any businesse these two or three dayes last past, by reason of an angry knott in the nature of a boyle that is broke out unhappily by the side of his neck; he is very well in health. . . .
January 22, 165⅚.—
f. 159b.. . . His Highnesse hath ordered that returnes shall bee made from each troope of such persons mustered therein as doe noe duty, of such persons as have bin listed therein since the fight at Worcester, and that noe person be henceforth taken into any troope without leave of his Highnesse, the Lord Lambert, or the Colonel of the regiment. . . .