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Captured Royalist colours brought to Parliament

In Parliamentary business on September 29 at 12:20 pm

29 Sep 1643 (Fri) || Tis worth your notice, that among these Colours which his Excellency brought into the pretended House of Lords, one of them was found to containe a draught of the Parliament-house, with the heads of the two Gun-powder Traytors upon it with this motto, UT EXTRA, SIC INTUS, which was presently sent downe to the Commons, who suddenly declared that it was Colonell Spencers colour, and so voted without more adoe, that Colonell Spencer and his posterity should be extirpated out of the Kingdome. And here (to tell you once more what honour is due to these mens votes) I must let you know that this Colour and Motto was not Colonell Spencers, and yet these righteous Members have voted the Noble Colonell and his posterity fit to be extirpated out of England, because (I thinke) he was guilty of Originall sinne. || John Berkenhead/Peter Heylyn – Mercurius Aulicus (R)