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General Monck’s Order for a Fast - Sir William Clarke, The Clarke Papers. Selections from the Papers of William Clarke, vol. 4 
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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General Monck’s Order for a Fast
October 22, 1659.—
xxxii. f. 33.Wheras it hath pleased the Lord in his providence to call us forth to assert the liberties and lawes of these nations and priviledges of Parliament, according to our engagements and solemne protestacions, and not knowing how farre wee may be drawne forth in this good cause, wee have thought it our duty to invite all Christians, whose hearts are raised to engage in so righteous a quarrell, to seeke the presence and direccion of God, who is the Lord of Hosts and the great Councellor, that he may goe before us, and be in the midst of us, and blesse our Councells and forces; and as we recommend it to the private prayers of all our Christian freinds, so I doe also appoint at Edinburgh, in the English Congregacion, on Wednesday, being the 26th of this instant, for a day of fasting and humiliacion, to seeke the Lord for his blessing in this great affaire. Given under my hand at Edinburgh the 22 of October 1659.