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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. 90.The Councill being informed of the greate distresse of the citty of Edinburgh, and their earnest desire that the way of the payment of their assessment may bee chainged into a more equall, easie, and insensible way, by putting burthen on some things in that citty, the Councill doth direct yow to receive and consider theire supplications and overtures of the best wayes that may bring in the cesse unto yow, and may give most ease and contentment to that citty, and gives yow power, with the concurrance of the Commissioners of the assessment in that citty, to setle that way of paying the cesse which with the consent of the magistrate and Towne Councill yow shall judge may bee most equall, easy, and satisfactory to that citty, and direct yow to countenance and assist the magistrate of that citty in the execution thereof, for the which this shalbee a sufficient warrant to yow and the Commissioners of the assessment.
Signed, in the name and by order of