Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 30 die Decembris, 1678.
Message to attend the King.
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 in the House of Lords: Where his Majesty was pleased to prorogue both Houses of Parliament until the Fourth Day of February next.