Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 1 die Aprilis.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Jennings and Dawes.
Sir William Walier's Army, a Victory over the King's Forces near Winchester.
Order for a Public Thanksgiving for it.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, having certain Information of the great Mercy of our good God, in the happy Success of the Forces of the Parliament, under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller and Sir Wm. Balfore, on Friday last, the 29th of March, 1644, do, in their Acknowledgement of God's Mercy herein, Order, That, upon the Lordsday which will be on the 14th of this Instant April, Public Thanksgiving be in all Churches and Chapels on the South Side of Trent, within the Power of the Parliament, unto the Lord of Hosts, that giveth all Victory, for this seasonable and extraordinary Blessing, whereby the Army under the Command of Sir Ralph Hopton was totally routed, with the Loss of very few of the Parliament Forces; and all Ministers, in their respective Churches and Chapels, are hereby directed and commanded to give Notice hereof, and to exhort and excite their People to acknowledge and improve this great Blessing in a Spiritual Way, that, as this Mercy was bestowed in Return of our Prayers and Humiliation upon the late Solemn Fast the Wednesday before this Victory, so God may have the sole Honour and Glory of it in our Prayers and Thanksgiving; and that the like Thanksgiving shall be made on the North Side of Trent Fourteen Days after, which will be on the 28th of this Instant April."