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1766. Excerpt: ... THE LORD CONWAY'S RELATION CONCERNING THE
PASSAGES IN THE LATE NORTHERN EXPEDITION, 1640. 'that the causes of
the losses in the North may be the better known, the Lord Conway
thinks it fit to relate what the designs were in the sirst en
terprizes, as far as did fall within his cognizance. An army of
20,000 foot, and 2000 horse, was designed for the borders of
Scotland, near Berwick; and another of 10,000 foot, and 1500 horse,
was to be transported out of Ireland, into the town of Air in
Scotland; also 10,000 foot and 500 horse were to be sent into the
north of Scotland, and a fleet of ships, with some soldiers, were
to go into the Frith. These forces were to be ready at a certain
day, by the act of council of war; for which purpose there were
divers sums of money levied, and the Most readers of English
history content themselves with the very imperfect account which
Lord Clarendon gives of Lord Conway's conduct, B. ii. P. 141--145.
It is but just to hear what this noble commander has urged in his
own vindication; it is preserved among the Ilarleiaa MSS. in the
British Museum, vol. 1579. Vol. F monies in certain were counted,
what they would do, and a state accordingly made. Why all this was
not done (but that some troops of horse, and divers regiments of
foot, were not raised at all, and the rest of the soot so late,
that there was no time to exercise them) he knows not. Before the
2000 horse were levied entirely, the Lord Conway was sent to
Newcastle, because it was doubted that the Scots had a design upon
the town. For the defence of it, 6000 of the trainbands of
Yorkshire were appointed to march thither; and, to that end, monies
were advanced to every regiment; and of the regiments did marth as
far as Durham; then order came to send them back again. An...
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