Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 30 die Novembris, 1678.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A MESSAGE from the King, by Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend Him, immediately, in the House of Lords.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.
The House being returned;
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had attended his Majesty in the House of Lords: Where his Majesty was pleased to give his Royal Assent to the Bill for the more effectual Preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament: And that his Majesty was pleased to make a Speech to both Houses of Parliament; the Effect whereof Mr. Speaker declared to the House.
Members take Oaths.
Resolved, That the House will now proceed to the Taking of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and making and subscribing the Declaration, according to the Direction of the Act for the more effectual Preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
Mr. Speaker having in his Chair taken the said Oaths, and made and subscribed the said Declaration;
Several of the Members of the House did likewise take the said Oaths, and make and subscribe the said Declaration, according to the Direction of the said Act.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.