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Answer of the Commissioners to General Monck - 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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Answer of the Commissioners to General Monck
xxxii. f. 100.Itt is the opinion of the commissioners from the severall shires that some of their number bee appoynted in name of the whole, to represent to the Lord Generall their sence of his Lordshipp’s tendernesse and care of the peace and saifety of this aflicted country, and of his resolution to contribute for the ease and releife of the burthens lying theiron; and to tender their harty and thanckfull acknowledgement theirfor, desireing the continuance theirof, and to signifie that the said commissioners are for themselves well satisfied with his Lordshipp’s engagement and grounds theirof exprest in his speach to them theranent; and will to their power bee instrumentall with their severall shires to comply and concurr with his Lordshipp’s desires, wherein they are most hopefull to prevaile. But in respect of their present incapacity to prevent or suppresse any stirring or tumults, they do desire my Lord Generall to propose such expedients as his Lordshipp shall thinke most fitt to enable them for that end, which they may represent to their severall shyres for their harty complyance and condescendency. As also that my Lord Generall would be pleased to appoint watches towards the Hylandes and Borders for preserveing the country from the danger of theft and robbery, according as the particular shyres shall make their severall addresses to his Lordshipp for that effect.1
[1 ]Amongst the MSS. of Lord Kinnaird calendared in the fifth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission are the following three papers: A Commission appointing George Kinnaird of Rossie and Mr. John Nairne to meet General Monck at Edinburgh on October 10, 1659, to discuss the affairs of the county; a letter to Monck, dated Perth, October 26, on public affairs and on the situation created in Perthshire by Monck’s intention to march into England, both with regard to the occupation of the Scottish fortresses and concerning the arming of the Scots; a Commission dated December 3, 1659, appointing Sir George Kinnaird to repair to Monck at Berwick as commissioner for the country (p. 621).