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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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July 30, 1659.—
xxxi. f. 176b.Thursday last letters were intercepted at Reading intended for Massey in the Forrest of Deane, where he hath dealt severall commissions of Charles Stewart’s. These letters acquainted him with the times and places of raiseing, and invites him to be ready against to morrow with his party. Majour Generall Browne is withdrawne privately; his son (on whom hee hath settled his estate) said last night, it was because his father was affraid of being secured.1 Sir William Waller is gone to Tonbridge, where the first corruption2 is feared, Bristall and Bath the next. Yesterday all the saddle horses in the citty and suburbs were secured, and divers dangerous persons apprehended. The Lady Mary Howard, Earle of Barkeshire daughter, who its said came lately with commissions from Charles Stewart, and was in treaty with a grand officer of our army, was last night comitted to the Tower.3 The Howse have revived the committee for Haberdasher’s Hall. The committee for nominacions have agreed upon severall regiments. Doctor Staynes, Commissary for the musters, and the 2 adjutants were approved of. Newes is now come from Herifourdshire that Charles Stewart’s partie is there up in armes.
[1 ]See Baker’s Chronicle, p. 671.
[3 ]See Commons’ Journals, vii. 741; Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1659-60, 158, 194, 230; Mercurius Politicus, p. 631; Guizot, Richard Cromwell, i. 446; Baker’s Chronicle, p. 672. Lambert was probably the great officer meant (Ludlow, ii. 111).