House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 17 October 1679

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Parliamentum inceptum & tentum apud Civitatem Westmon' Die Veneris, Decimo Septimo Octobris, Anno Regni Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Regis, Fidei Defenfor', &c. Tricesimo Primo, Annoque Domini 1679.

Parliament meets.

ON which Day, being the First Day of the Meeting of this Parliament, about Eight of the Clock in the Morning, the Right honourable Arthur Earl of Anglesea Lord Privy Seal, John Earl of Bridgewater, William Earl of Craven, Francis Viscount Newport, with divers other Lords, who were deputed, by the Right honourable James Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Houshold, to administer the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to all Persons returned as Members to sit in Parliament, came into the Inner Court of Wards, being the Place by them appointed for that Purpose: And the Clerk of the Crown presenting a List of such Members as were returned to sit in this present Parliament; and the Clerk of the House of Commons attending, according to the Duty of his Place; the said Lords did, according to the Power to them given, administer the said Oaths to all the Members who then appeared.

And the Members, who were sworn, having taken their Places in the House;

Message to attend the King.

A Message was delivered by Thomas Duppa Esquire, Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; viz.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

The Lords, authorized by his Majesty, desire the immediate Attendance of this honourable House, in the House of Peers, to hear the King's Commission read.

Parliament prorogued.

And accordingly the House went up to the House of Peers: Where his Majesty's Commission, for Proroguing of this present Parliament until the Six-and-twentieth Day of January next, being read; the Parliament was accordingly prorogued to that Time.