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A Letter from a Trooper at Newcastle 2 - 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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A Letter from a Trooper at Newcastle2
and felow soulder, my kind loue to you, desireing that you was with mee for the loue I beare to you. This is to let you know that I am at Newcastell, and that Capten Wright is there, and hath the comand of all thoes men that beloung to youre troup, and youre brother Samull is with them. I think wee shall be as manie as may serve to c[h]arge your troup, if it com to that, as I belive it will before mani dayes, or elles ye must submit. My frend, let not thoes mani lyes that ar dely tould you caues you to twurne youre backe upon your freinds, but consider whiles it is time, and leiv thoes that dow but stand for ther owne houes and selfe intrist, which I hop will spidely fall. You may, if you ples, let Francke Hubert know that wee that are of the troup are under the comand of his ould frend Capten James Whright, for Capt. Prittie1 is at home. I supoes that Capt. Whright will haue the troup, and then wat will be com of thoes paper men. I have not much more, but that the armay is expecting a moshon sudenly. And in loue to you I rite the truth of things. Soe haueing no more, being in great hast, I rest youre frend, if you be youre owne.
[On the back] for my euer loueing frend John Was, at Celsseay in Capt. John Padan his trup, thes with trust.
[2 ]Phillips MSS. in the Advocates’ Library.
[1 ]Oliver Pretty and James Wright both appear in the list of captains in the regiment of Col. Saunders, appointed by Parliament in July 1659 (Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1659-60, p. 396). Paddon was lieutenant of Wright’s troop in that list, but Monck made him captain of a troop in his own regiment (December 27).