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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. 9b.Last night I gave yow notice that, uppon the invitation of the Lord Fleetwood, my selfe and the Councill of Officers heere had agreed to send theire commissioners to treate with their brethren of England for the begetting a right understanding and firme union betwixt them and us. I am now to signifie to yow that this gentleman, Lieut. Collonel Clobury, is one of the commissioners, Colonel Wilkes and Major Knight the other two, who will come some few dayes after. I desire yow that when this Gentleman shall arrive to Newcastle, or such place as yow shall quarter in, that yow will give him assurance that noe forces of yours advance neerer us then your quarter next to us, as it shalbee when hee comes to yow, which condition shalbee alsoe performed on my part. And withall I desire yow to give him assurance that neither himselfe or any other of the commissioners, or any expresses they shall send, bee interrupted, or their pacquetts opened. These are reasonable and necessary conditions in order to a faire composure of this unhappy difference, and I hope the Lord will make these endeavoures for a reconciliation effectuall to that good end to which they are designed, namely, the glory of his name, and the peace and welfaire of his people, which are the unfained desires of
Your very humble servant,