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, 20 die Novembris, 1685.
Message to attend the King.
A MESSAGE, by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend Him, immediately, in the House of Peers.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty: Where his Majesty was pleased, by the Right honourable the Lord Chancellor of England, for many weighty Reasons, to prorogue the Parliament until the Tenth Day of February next.