DIE Lunæ, 1 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, per Mr. Mew.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That Mr. Jennings Cause, between him
and Sir Tho. Dawes, shall be deferred, to be heard on
Tuesday next come Sevennight.
Sir William Walier's Army, a Victory over the King's Forces near Winchester.
A Letter of Sir W'm Balfore, to the Lord General,
was read, being a Narrative of the good Success of Sir
W'm Waller's Army against the King's Forces, near
The Lords, taking this good Success into Consideration, made this Order following; and Resolved, to send
to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence
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."
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence in it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page; which consisted of these
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for a
Day of Thanksgiving to God, for the good Success of
Sir W'm Waller's Army.
that the Lords agree to Two Ordinances;
2. To let them know, that this House agrees to the
Ordinance concerning Sir W'm Waller.
3. That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning North'ton, with the small Addition.
concerning the E. of Nottingham's Petition; and an Answer to the Prince Elector.
4. To put them in Mind of the Petition of the Earl
5. To put them in Mind of giving an Answer to the
Prince Elector's Letter; but this Particular is to be delivered To-morrow Morning to the House of Commons.
House adjourned till 9 a cras.