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General Monck to Major-General Lambert - 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 to Major-General Lambert
lii. f. 6b.I have received your Lordshipp’s from White Hall of the 25th of October, and should have been glad to have found that satisfaction from Colonel Talbot of the forces at London in their late actings, as your Lordshipp gave mee hopes of in it. It is much upon my spiritt that this poore Common wealth can never bee happy if the army make it selfe a divided interest from the rest of the nation, which must bring us into such a slavery as will not bee long indured; and at last, when all meanes faile, if ever wee are setled, the Parliament must doe it. I have in my station heere alwayes avoyded designes of divisions, and could heartily [desire] that part of the forces att London had not made that unhappy rent by their late violent acting; and for the love and friendshipp I have ever borne your Lordshipp I shall joyne with yow in all good meanes to preserve these nations and your selfe from the sad consequences that must ensue if the breaches are made wider; and in order heereunto I have heartily and freely accepted my Lord Fleetwood’s tender of mediation for a good understanding and unity betweene us, and have sent upp Colonel Wilkes, Lieut. Colonel Clobury, and Major Knight from my selfe and the rest of the officers heere to treate with your Lordshipp and officers above for that purpose, and hope that their endeavoures may produce an happy reconciliation of these differences, which is the hearty desire of
Your Lordshipp’s very humble servant,