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Secretary Thurloe to General Monck 1 - 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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Secretary Thurloe to General Monck1
The Alarum of Charles Stewarts landinge his Forces doth somwhat coole, the Spanyard not as yet makeinge good his promised supplies; howeuer it will be good to haue an eye vnto his partye, and as I receiue any Intelligence concerninge hym I shall be sure to let you knowe it. Yesterday wee fell into a very great debate in parlament: one of the Aldermen who serues for the Cittie of London brought in a paper called a Remonstrance, desireinge my Lord Protector to assume the Kingly power, and to call future parlaments consistinge of 2 houses, as alsoe that their members who are chosen to serue in parlament, may not be excluded to sitt and serue there but by Judgment of the house whereof they are members; it is alsoe desired that noe person should be chosen to sitt or serue in parlament that hath beene of the Malignant partye, or is not feareinge god and of a good conversation; the same qualifications are put vpon the other house alsoe, and those my lord protector by that paper is to name, for the first tyme, and then none to be admitted but by consent of that house it selfe; and some thinke that this will be very good to preserue the good Interest against the Incerteintye of the Comons house, which is to be chosen by the people; yet vpon these alsoe there is a barre for a Comittee of a precedent Parlament is to ioyne with the priuy Counsell to examine whether the members of the succeedinge parlament be chosen accordinge to the qualifications, yea or not, and to exclude those who are not vntill the house shall iudge their Cases. His Highnes is alsoe desired to nominate his successor in his life, to preuent the incerteintie of an Election after his death; prouision is likewise made for raiseinge a constant Revennew for meinteyninge the army; the delinquent partie are declared vncapable for euer of any trust in these nations, and an oath of abjureinge Charles Stewarts Title is, to be put vpon them vnder a forfeiture of parte of their estates; prouision is likewise made for libertye in religion. I haue writt the more fully to you in these perticulars, because you may be able to satisfie any others who may have scruples about this bussines. I doe assure you it arises from the parlament only; His Highnes knew nothinge of the particulars vntill they were brought into the house; and noe man knowes wheither if they be past, but that his Highnes will reject them. Its certeyne he will, if the securitie of the good people and cause be not prouided for therein to the full. It is good that you informe your selfe concerninge the posture of the Armye with you, because some vnquiet spirits or other will take this or any other occasion to put the Armye into discontent by false reports. I rest
your affectionate, faithfull, and humble seruant
prouision is likewise made for confirminge the sales of the Kinges, Queenes, princes, and other lands sould by the parlament.
[Addressed] For the Right Honorable Generall Monck Comaunder in Cheife of the fforces in Scotland at Edenburgh.