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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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December 22, 1659.—
xxxii. f. 191.Yesterday the Committee of Safety agreed upon a speedy calling of a free Parliament, for which the Citty hath likewise declared, and writs are issuing out for the members thereof. That for the Citty of London this day was sent to the sheriffs, but upon further consideration the same was sent for back againe. Col. Riches regiment and 2 troops of Col. Berries are revolted to Portsmouth, where the said 2 troups received order to march into the Isle of Wight. This day the General Councill of Officers met, and so did the Common Councill of the Citty. Exceter received a letter from the Commanders at Portsmouth and another from Vice-Admirall Lawson. Whether the last or a free Parliament should be chosen it is not yet determined by either. Two troups of Col. Packer’s regiment this day subscribed the testimony for the last Parliament. The forces are drawne out of Portsmouth, but they are not yet upon their march hither.