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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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Secretary Thurloe to General Monck
May 12, 1658.—
f. 90.Wee have now received the confirmation and particulars of Marshall D’Amount’s losse att Ostend, (a copy wherof you will heerwith receive).2 Itt seemes to bee a very strange mistake of the French, and which soe great a souldier as hee could scarce fall into. The same persons who have cozen’d him offer’d the same designe to H[is] H[ighness] 9 monthes since, butt ’twas rejected heere as ridiculous, and this wee could have inform’d the French, if they had pleased to have communicated itt to us; butt they manag’d itt soe privately that none butt their enemies knew of their intentions as itt seemes.
[2 ]An account of the plott, and counterplott of the late transaction att Ostend: ‘For the worke on the French-side the plott was (as they say) laid thus, they had made for themselves two of the Burgomasters,’ etc., as in the print. See Merourius Politicus, May 6-13, 1658, p. 525. The narrative promised by Thurloe is not transcribed in the Clarke MSS., with the exception of the first line or two.