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Context of A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament : for the speedy putting this city into a posture of defence, and to fortifie all the passages into the same, divers rebells, traitors, and other ill-affected people, in pursuit of a wicked design to alter religion, being now marching against the Parliament for destruction of the same, and the city of London : also an ordinance of both Houses declaring their resolutions of making provision for those that shall be maimed in this war, who are in the service of the Parliament, and for the wives and children of those that shall be slaine : together with a true relation of a great and happy victory, which it hath pleased God to give to His Excellency the Earle of Essex and his forces over the Kings army, as it was brought to both Houses of Parliament by the Lord Wharton and Mr. Stroud, a member of the House of Commons, on Wednesday in the afternoone, October 26, 1642 .., (microform)
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