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General Monck to Colonel Lilburne - 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 Colonel Lilburne
lii. f. 8.In compliance with an overture made to mee by my Lord Fleetwood for a mediation betwixt the Parliament’s army heere and the forces at London, I have called the officers together, and wee have agreed to send Colonel Wilkes, Lieut. Colonel Clobury, and Major Knight as commissioners from us to London, to treate with our brethren for the begetting a unity and right understanding betwixt us. And to testifie my forwardnes in it, I have this night dispatched orders to my remotest quarters that there bee noe advance made of any of the forces, and I expect the like from yow to those in your charge. I praise the Lord I can say with comfort, I never did or shall make or increase divisions in the armies of this Common wealth, and if those at London had not made the breach, it should have never been done by mee; and if a happy union arise not from this intended mediation, all the world shall see the cause of it arrises not from any aversnes in the army heere, or,