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.
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.