Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 22 die Octobris, 1680,Post Meridiem.
Message to attend the King.
THE House being met; and Mr. Speaker having taken the Chair.
A Message was delivered from the King by Sir Edward Cartarett, Usher of the Black Rod; viz.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
The King commands this honourable House to attend Him immediately in the House of Peers.
Choice of Mr. Speaker approved by the King.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty; and humbly represented to his Majesty, That the House of Commons had chosen him their Speaker: And he made Claim, by humble Petition, in the Name of the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, of the ancient Rights of the Commons, For them, and their Servants, in their Persons and Estates, to be free from Arrests, and other Disturbances; in all their Debates, to have Freedom and Liberty of Speech; and, as Occasion shall require, to have Access to his Majesty's Royal Person.
Which was allowed by the King.
The House being returned; and Mr. Speaker having taken the Chair, and made Report thereof to the House;
The House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.