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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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August 2, 1659.—
xxxi. f. 177b.There came newes this day that a partie for Charles Stuart were uppe in Herefordshire, wheruppon the Councill ordered that all the officers should repaire to their charges. That night and the next day (most of the saddle horses in and neere London being secured) severall parties of horse and dragoones were disperst into the adjacent counties, where many suspected persons as well as heere were apprehended, some armes found, colours taken, and their randezvous disappointed. This day a report was made in the House of many lettres from our forces in the severall counties, by which itt is concluded that the neck of this malignant designe is broken for the present. Colonel Blague, two of Charles Stuart’s agents, and about 40 gentry are secured att Tunbridge.1 A party is gone after the Earle of Middlesex and Lord Rotchfort northward. Colonel Grosvenor is secured heere uppon suspition of being engaged therin. Majour Generall Browne, who was absent some dayes, is return’d. Captain Elsmore and Captain Parry of Colonel Ingoldesbye’s regiment, being taken with their armes and colours, itt’s thought will be brought to a speedy triall.
[1 ]See Mercurius Politicus, July 31, p. 639, for an account of these gatherings in arms, and Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1659-60, pp. 59-61.