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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 Speaker to General Monck
xxxii. f. 6b.Your letters have bin read in Parliament, and the expressions of your duty and faithfullnes to this Parliament and Comonwealth are very acceptable. By their command I returne you the harty thanks of the Parliament, and lett you know the high esteeme they have of the services with which soe much valour, prudence, and faithfullnes you have performed.2
The desire of your letters are readily condisended to, and you may assure your selfe and the officers and souldiers under your command of returnes of favours from the Parliament answerable to your merritt. This being all I have in command, I rest
Your assured loving frind,
Wm. Lenthall, Speaker.
[2 ]Bordeaux, writing to Mazarin, October , 1659, says: ‘Monck wrote two days ago to inform the Parliament that he had prevented the petition of the Northern brigade from being subscribed by the troops under his command’ (Guizot, Richard Cromwell, i. 498). The letter referred to, which seems to be lost, was probably written about October 1, for on October 5 Parliament ordered that the Speaker should write a letter to Monck, ‘taking notice of the Parliament’s good acceptance of his faithfulness and expressions of the same by his letters and otherwise.’ Whitelocke was to draw it up (Commons’ Journals, vii. 792; cf. Baker’s Chronicle, p. 681; Clarendon State Papers, iii. 581). This was done, and the letter signed by Lenthall and dated October 7 duly reached Monck. His reply, dated October 13, appears to have reached London October 17, four days after the interruption of the Parliament (Redmayne’s True Narrative, p. 22). It is not either in Toland’s collection of Monck’s letters or in the Old Parliamentary History.