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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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General Monck to Mr. John Weaver1
lii. f. 58.I have received such a perticular accompt of your publicque resolutions in the Commonwealthes service that as a member thereof I cannot but acknowledge my obligations therein, and desire the Lord to encurrage yow more in this good worke. I am alsoe bound to yow for that greate esteeme yow are pleased to entertaine of my selfe farr above my merritts; I shall endeavoure to answer in my actions this your greate favoure, and what is within my power yow shall assuredly command. I shall make what haste I can, and for the number of men that come with mee it wilbee above five thousand, which if it bee not competent for your safety I can increase it to what degree you shall please. I have done yow what service I could in this march, and invited many sober Gentlemen to joyne with yow in the setling the Commonwealth, whome I finde might bee easily courted to your interest and rendered very faithfull and serviceable. I am sorry there should bee any jealousie uppon the Lord Fairfax in some mens spiritts, who assured mee in a privat conference that hee would joyne with mee to the opposeing of Charles Stuart’s family, soe that I judge a little more moderation might much cement us, and make us fitt for setlement. I shall not trouble yow any further, but intreate yow to remember Mr. Gumble, for whome I hope you will doe something, which is all from
Your assured friend and servant,
My service to Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Colonell White, and Colonell Thompson.
[1 ]Weaver had, during the usurpation of the government by the army, played a prominent part in the opposition. He took part with Cooper, Berners, and Scot in an unsuccessful attempt to seize the Tower for the Parliament (Thurloe, vii. 797). He helped to secure it on December 24, when the Parliament was restored, and it was committed to the custody of himself and his three colleagues on December 26 (Mercurius Politicus, December 22-29, pp. 978, 984). He was one of the Council of State elected on December 31, 1659, and signalised himself in it by his opposition to the proposed oath abjuring Charles Stuart (Baker, p. 700; Commons’ Journals, vii. 797, 799, 800).