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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 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899). 4 vols.
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f. 16b.Yesterday a message came from the Lords’ House, desiring the Commons to joyne with them in an addresse to his Highness for putting all the Recusants and Delinquents out of the late lines of communication; the Commons retourned this answer, that they would send answer to the other House by messengers of their owne. This day his Highnesse sent the Black Rod to the Commons, aquainting them that his Highnesse would speake with them in the House of Lords; where he told them that they were farther of from a settlement within 14 dayes last past, then they had beene 14 yeares before; that Charles Stuart was on the other side the River with an army to invade us; that their was an endeavour to infuse ill principles into the army, and to alianate their affections from him, and likewise to carry out petitions of a dangerous consequence; that they had petitioned him to accept of the government, and that himselfe never desired it; that they had not performed conditions with him, and that he was not obleiged to performe with them; theirfore he was necessitated [to put an end to their sitting] and did accordingly dissolve this present Parliament.1
[1 ]On the dissolution of this Parliament see the English Historical Review, 1892, p. 102; Thurloe, vi. 778, 781, 788.