Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 23 die Augusti.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Smith and Davis.
Mr. Justice Roll reported, "That himself and Two others of the Judges have met, and heard the Business referred to them from this House, between Solomon Smyth and Edward Davies, to know what Course may be taken for the Relief of the said Soloman Smyth: And the Opinion of the Judges are, That, as this Case is, there is no Relief for him, neither in Law nor Equity; but that the proper Way will be, to proceed upon the Writ of Error depending in this House."
Ordinance to settle Church Government.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance; for a Conference about the Treaty; and for a Thanksgiving for the Victory over the Scots.
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Answer to the H. C.
Message to them, for a Conference about the King's Children.
Additional Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking Notice of the Defect in the Ordinance of the 21th of August Instant, for the Execution of Martial Law, by the Lord Admiral; for the Supply of the said Defect in that Ordinance, do order and ordain, and it is hereby Ordered, and Ordained, That the Lord Admiral, with his Council of War commissionated by his Commission under his Hand and Seal, be, and are hereby, authorized to agree upon such Laws and Ordinances as are mentioned in the said Ordinance of the 21th of this Instant, for Trial of Offenders by Martial Law; and the same to put in Execution accordingly."
Order for a Thanksgiving for the Victory against the Scots.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thursday come Fortnight, the Seventh of September next, be appointed a Day of solemn Thanksgiving, through the whole Kingdom, unto Almighty God, for His wonderful great Mercy and Success bestowed upon the Parliament Forces under the Command of Lieutenant General Cromwell, against the whole Scotts Army, under the Conduct and Command of Duke Hamilton, on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of this present August, in Lancasheir."