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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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Colonel Hughes to General Monck1
The inclosed doeth make intimation of the escape of the Lord Kenmore out of Edinburgh Castle. I could not but signifie the same unto your Lordshippe with much recreete. I have consulted with Major Symmervill what course to take in it; his advice is that your Lordshippe wold be pleased to write to James Creighton, Sherriffe of Nidesdale, for to improve his interrest for takeinge of him; he can doe it if your Lordshipp can engage him. I thinke if yow wold be pleased to put a prise uppon him for such as shall take or give intelligence of him, it will be of a greate concernment in order to his takeinge; it is that that must doe it or noe thinge. I doe perseiue by Symerell that Chauncellor Louden is playeinge reakes in that part of that Countrey, and one Lieutenant Brody the like in Morrowland and Nerne. Some thinge must be done tymely in this to prevent forther daunger. Noe more att present but that I am, my Lord,
Your Lordshipps most humble servant,
The Brandenburger and Hollander landed men in Schooneland, where they killed and tooke 3,000 of the Sweedes; this is confirmed by severall skippers and passengers that came from Holand lately and came to this harbor:
Some others report that Dunkirk is surrendered unto the Spaniard, whoe tooke the benefitt of a mutiny amongest the soldiers therein, and marched a considerable Army against them.
Citadell, the 18th
I have written to Tompson, Towne Clearke, and Dean and guild of Edinburgh to improve theire interrest therein.
[1 ]Phillips MSS. in the Advocates’ Library.