Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 5 Novembris, 16 Caroli Regis, 1640. Post Meridiem.
The King attended.
THIS Afternoon, about Two of Clock, his Majesty came by Water, and landed at Parliament Stairs: About half an Hour after, the Gentleman Usher of the Lords House came, and told the Speaker Elect, that his Majesty was come to the Upper House, and expected him immediately: Thereupon Mr. Speaker, accompanied with Mr. Treasurer of the King's Houshold, and such others of the House, as pleased-
Mr. Speaker returned from the Lords House, with the Mace carried before him: And after Three Obeisances solemnly made, and he in his Chair, and the House settled; after a little Pause, was, after the usual Manner, read, pro forma; a Bill, viz.
1a vice lecta, An Act to prevent Inconveniencies happening by Occupancy.
To meet To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock.