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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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London, November 22.—
xxxii. f. 139.The Grandees of the army have been labouring to gett 40 of the old members to sitt againe, and doe some drudgery for them, as to passe the act for 100,000li. per mensem assessement, &c., but it’s thought they cannot gett so many; but they have about 22 that have consented to sitt. I have told severall Parliament men, that if they would not send downe some of their House and assist and strengthen G. M. with their councell, &c., hee must be inforc’t to treate. They cryed still, if hee did but keepe Scotland hee will doe his worke, and that all passages being stop’t they could not gett to him. Wee are like to have strange alteracions when such persons are a quorum, for it is thought not a man of those five chosen by the Commissioners, except the Lord Warreston (who is for any change), will meddle with the businesse. The Lord knowes our liberties and freedomes as men or Christians doe now stand but on very weake foundacions, except they keepe their oathes, promises, and engagements better then yett they have done. However, they are surer in a Parliament then in 90,000 of them. The letter to my Lord Major will bee delivered to morrow, a common councell being called already; it was judged meet to deliver it by severall members of Parliament. The Judges brake up the terme on Saturday, and will not sitt by this power. All thinges are worse and worse.