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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., 1901). 4 vols.
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The Council of State to General Monck
li. f. 68b.The Councell haveing received information from severall hands, that divers dangerous persons of Charles Stuart’s party are contriveing to rayse new warres within this Commonwealth, and to that end have of late bought great quantities of armes, and disposed them into such hands as may best serve those ends, and haveing had the same under consideration, it is held fit to put the forces of this Commonwealth into such a posture as may best oppose all designes of that kind, and in prosecution thereof have appointed the Lord Fleetwood to order one regiment of foot to march into the north parts of England with all possible speed,2 wherewith wee thought fit to acquaint you, and likewise to desire you to use all possible care to watch the carriage and motions of Malignants in Scotland, concludeing that at this juncture a correspondence is had betwixt them for effecting their designes. The Lord Fleetwood has acquainted us with the present good posture of the forces in Scotland, and likewise of their satisfaccion in the late dispensation of providence in reference to the Parliament’s returne to the discharge of their trust, in which wee cannot but take notice of your and their good affections, and shall assure you that all possible care shall be taken for the supply of your present necessities.
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