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.