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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
ii. f. 14.Having soe readily answered the desires of your Lordshippe and my Lord Fleetwood by hasting some of our officers to London to indeavour a good understanding betwixt us and our brethren, I was in good hopes of a faire composure, and am yett unwilling to despaire of itt, although I must nott conceale to your Lordshippe that wee are nott heere without very doubtfull apprehensions att the rumours wee heare of great forces marching, and great preparations made against us, as if wee were declared enemies. I desire your Lordshippe to consider seriously the sad consequences of a civill warre, least you involve your self too farre in itt, that wee that have drawne our swordes together in defence of our countrie’s peace and safety may nott sheath them in one another’s bowells. I shall nott trouble your Lordshippe with particulars of thinges, because Colonel Talbott can well informe you of them, to whome I referre you, and am,