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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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xxxi. f. 179.On the last Lord’s day3 after the latter sermon drumms did imediatly beate in Warrington (the onely pass in London Roade betweene Lancashire and Cheshire), and a greate sudden insurrection in many places of the borders of these two counties (on Monday morning) meeting at Warrington, whereas weere imbodyed about 500 horse and foote arm’d, headed by the Erle of Darby, Sir George Booth, Warberton of Ireley, Brooks, and other gentlemen of Cheshire and some of Lancashire, who have made them Captaines of men who have been in armes for Charles Stewart formerly. I being then at Wiggan, eight miles distant from Warrington, where was a slender party called the County troope, and twenty six horse of Colonel Sanders’ regiment, and 10 horse of Captain Baynes’ troope of the Lord Lambert’s regiment, and being desired by the Councill of State to bee assisting to the preservation of the peace of the county, [I] desired the officers that a party of 10 might goe towards Warrington to discover the truith of such intelligence received by letters intercepted at two in the morning uppon the guards; and our party at Winwick, a mile from Warrington, met their scouts, and asking who they were for, they answered not; and to their question to ours, it was answered ‘for the Common wealth,’ uppon which they fired and retreated. Our scouts pursued till they discovered a troope of horse with collours advancing; which newse I desire yow to give an account off.1
[3 ]July 31.
[1 ]This letter was apparently written to Colonel West by someone at Warrington, perhaps by Colonel Birch, and forwarded by West.