Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Sabbati, 26 die Junii;Anno 1 Willielmi IV ti Regis, 1830.
Death of Geo. IV. Accession of Will. IV. Members sworn by Lord Steward.
IT having pleased Almighty God to take to his Mercy our late Most gracious Sovereign Lord George the Fourth, of blessed Memory, who departed this Life this Morning, between the hours of three and four of the clock, at his Palace at Windsor; and his late Majesty's Most honourable Privy Council and others having met this day at the Palace of St. James; and having directed that His Royal Highness Prince William Henry Duke of Clarence and St. Andrew's, and Earl of Munster, be proclaimed King upon Monday next, at Ten o'clock: About Two of the clock this Afternoon, the House met, pursuant to the Statute made in the sixth year of the reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, "An Act for the Security of her Majesty's Person and Government; and of the Succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the Protestant Line," and Mr. Speaker and several other Members (John Henry Ley, Esquire, the Clerk, and John Rickman and William Ley, Esquires, the Clerks Assistant, and the other Clerks attending according to their duty) came into the Long Gallery (the usual place of administering the Oaths appointed to be taken by the Members returned to serve in Parliament before they go into the House of Commons,) where the Most honourable Henry Burton, Marquis Conyngham, Lord Steward of His Majesty's household, did himself, in person, administer the said Oaths to Mr. Speaker, and all such Members as then appeared; and afterwards made a Commission or Deputation, under his hand and seal hereunto annexed, empowering the Members therein named to administer the Oaths to such Members as are or should be returned: Which being done, the Members repaired to their seats in the House of Commons; where, being seated, Mr. Speaker alone, and then the other Members present, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, according to the Laws made for those purposes.