Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 17 Junii, 1645.
They were called in: And Mr. Sheriff Gibbes acquainted the House, That, Yesterday, Mr. Recorder did intimate to the Lord Mayor, That Thursday was appointed for a Day of Thanksgiving: The Lord Mayor imparted it to the Court of Aldermen this Morning: Who, in the Name of the City, had sent them to make their humble Invitation of the Members of the Commons House to dine with them.
The Sheriffs were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command from the House, acquainted them, That the House had commanded him to return Thanks to the City; and to tell them, That they will come and dine with them, according to their Invitation.