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Context of A Discovery made by his Highnesse the Lord Protector, to the Lord Mayor, aldermen, and common-councell of the City of London, on Friday, March the 12. 1657 : Concerning the new attempts and designs of Charles Stewart and his party, both at home and abroad, to imbroile this nation againe in a new war, and to imbrew it in blood. To which purpose he had imployed the Lord of Ormond, who had three weeks bin in this city to promote the design by incouraging and ingaging all he could in and about the city. And that in order to this invasion he had quartered eight thousand men in Flanders neere the water side, and had hired two & twenty ships to transport them into England, together with the setling of the militia of London in the hands of pious and faithfull men, who may carry on the work with alacrity and discretion, and be iu [sic] a condition to suppresse tumults and insurrections
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