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General Monck to the Officers commanding Regiments - 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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General Monck to the Officers commanding Regiments
lii. f. 77.The Councill of State haveing received intelligence that sundrie persons of turbulant spirits are sent abroad into many regements of the army, to disaffect them to the present authority, and to begett distractions and divisions in the army, have thought fit to emitt the inclosed proclamation,1 to the end the discipline of the army may be kept inviolated, upon which the peace and safety of these Nations doe soe much depend. I therefore desire your care in the execution thereof, and to returne mee an accompt of your proceedings therein. And bec[a]use such designes may possibly have arrisen from the malitious endeavoures of some men to render this army, in the esteeme of the good people of these Nations, less zealous then formerly in maintaineing the civill and religious [rights] of our Country against the knowne enemies thereof, I doe therefore assure yow that wee shall (as freeborn Englishmen) stand in defence of the liberties and privileges of these Nations, as well such as are of religious as civill concernment, and shall in our stations and callings discharge our duty in supressing of those who are enemies to true piety and freedome. This being all I have to communicate unto yow, I remaine
Your very loveing Freind and Servant,
[March 17 ?]
[1 ]Apparently the proclamation for preventing tumults and disturbances, dated March 17. It offered a reward of ten pounds for the arrest of any person trying to debauch the soldiers. It is printed at length in Mercurius Politicus, March 22-29, p. 1198. The result was an address from the Army, embodying an engagement not to take part in any meetings for contriving declarations, &c. relating to affairs of State. This is printed in Baker, p. 719.