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Lieut.-Col. Hughes to General Monck - 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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Lieut.-Col. Hughes to General Monck
f. 95b.I have presumed in my last to give you an accompt of the tragedy att Ostend, and the hopes wee had of the besieging of Dunkirke, which was yesterday performed by Marshall Turene, who came through Flanders unexpected with 11000 men, and gained the passe without opposition; and wee on this side drew out 6000 foote and 1200 horse, and forced our passage over two rivers, and joyned with him, soe that wee are now hard at woork to finish our line of circumvalacion. Thurain’s van-guard fell into the Duke of Glocester’s and Ormonds’ quarters at Mountcastle, and spoyled some 5 or six hundred Irish foote, their horse gitting away. The King and Cardinall will bee at Mardicke this night to see the busines vigerously followed. Majour G. Morgan came here last night, and this day arrived a messenger with directions (as I heare) for my Lord Lockhart to command our forces for the present.1
[1 ]This letter is undated, but from the account of the opening of the siege of Dunkirk, and from its position in the letter-book, was evidently written about May . See Bourelly, p. 145.