Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 24 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
His Majesty sitting in His Royal Throne, in His Regal Robes and Ornaments, the Peers being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify to the House of Commons His Majesty's Pleasure, "That they come presently to attend His Majesty."
Hitherto examined by us,
The Commons being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty made a short Speech, to this Effect:
"That when His Majesty was here last, He told them, that the Peace was signed: He was come now to tell them, that it is ratified; and His Majesty hopes it will be a happy and a lasting Peace to both Nations.
"This, and the Spring coming on so fast, His Majesty said, He knows they will all desire to be at Home in their several Countries, where they may do their own Business and His Majesty's also. His Majesty therefore thinks it fit to make a Recess at this Time; the Winter being more fit for Business and Consultation here. In the mean while, His Majesty will do His Endeavour to satisfy the World of His Stedfastness to the Protestant Religion as it is now established; and of His Desire for the securing of their Properties. And so, His Majesty said, He hath given Order to the Lord Keeper to prorogue the Parliament to the Tenth of November next."
Then the Lord Keeper said,
"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, That this Parliament be prorogued to the Tenth Day of November next; and this Parliament is prorogued to the Tenth Day of November next."