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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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To Mr. William Clarke
xxxii. f. 102.I sent a messinger to Auckland in Bishopprick of Durham to inquire for Sir Arthur Heslerigge. I received a letter in answear that he was in London, but they had sent to him. Newcastle Towne and Tynemouth Garrison declareing for the army, puts our Gentry in a feare to act any thing, for Coll. Lilburne sends papers to that Sheriffe to require all persons to obey his papers; yett there is gott together above 100 horsemen of the Militia troope for the Parliament, which doe quarter neere Alnewick. I heare that those troopes in Newcastle doe take free quarter already. If my Lord Generall Monck’s forces were in our Nation, I am of opinion hee would have many freinds; att present they dare nott declare. Justice Ogle received a letter from the Committee of Safetie, signed ‘Johnston, President,’ to draw his troope together. They doe promise to pay the Militia their arreares and satisfie them for their present service, and withall to send uppe the names of the officers to receive commissions from the Lord Fleetwood; butt hee will nott act for them if they would make him Commander in Cheif of the North. Hee is very forward in defence of the Parliament of England, and hopes the Generall will stand for the liberties of the English Nation, our lawes, and the Gospell, that is now att the stake if the armies doe beare sway. The Governor of Newcastle sent out a partie of horse to take them away prisoners; butt if I can gett none butt my self I will stand by his Lordshippe in this quarrell.
[1 ]Henry Ogle was in 1655 captain of the Northumberland troop of Militia, and held the same command in 1659 (Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1659-60, p. 94). Gumble speaks of ‘Captain Ogle, with his five sons, with the two small Militia troops of Northumberland,’ who assisted Monck from the first (Gumble, p. 194). Price describes the Captain as ‘an honest old man, zealous for the good old cause’ (p. 744, ed. Maseres; see also Baker, p. 697). This letter was probably written by one of the Ogles.