Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 25 Junii.
Ds. Greey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland. (Here enter it.)
Letter to the Parliament of Scotland, with an Account of the Successes of the Armies; that the Settlement of Religion is in Agitation, &c; and desiring the E. of London's Return.
"Understanding that your Lordships meet shortly in Parliament, we are desirous to congratulate the good Success which it hath pleased God to give your Forces against the Enemy in Scotland, and to acquaint your Lordships with the Success which our Army had, upon the 14th of this Instant Month, in Naisby Feild, near North'ton; at which Time and Place, the King, Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice being present, lost His Cannon, Carriages, and all His Foot; and, in Pursuit of the Victory, recovered Leicester. The Earl of Louden, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, who hath with great Ability and Industry served both Kingdoms (and whose Return hither is much desired), can give your Lordships a full Account how much Time hath been bestowed, and what Progress hath been made, concerning the Church, and of the general Posture of our Affairs. We shall not, therefore, trouble you with Particulars; but, as both Houses have already recommended it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and do intend vigorously to prosecute this War, so do we earnestly desire, that your Lordships will join to do the like on your Part, till it shall please God to put an happy End to our Troubles; we desiring nothing more than the Continuance of a good Correspondency betwixt the Two Kingdoms, however it shall please God to dispose of our Affairs. This being all we have received from the Parliament, we rest,
Westm. the 25th Day of June, 1645.
Very affectionate Friends, and
"For the Right Honourable the Lords the Commissioners of Shires and Boroughs assembled in the Parliament of Scotland."
House adjourned till 9a cras.