House of Lords Journal Volume 14: Proclamation by the King and Queen

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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(fn. 1) "By the KING and QUEEN.

Proclamation for Dissolving the Parliament.

"A Proclamation for Dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the speedy "Calling another.


"WHEREAS We have thought fit, for divers important and weighty Considerations, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve Our present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to the Second Day of April next; We do for that End publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the same accordingly: And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the said Parliament, are discharged from their meeting upon the said Second of April.

"And, to the Intent Our good Subjects may perceive the Confidence We have in their good Affections, and how desirous We are to meet Our People, and have their Advice in Parliament, We do hereby make known to Our said Subjects, that We have given Directions to Our Lords Commissioners of Our Great Seal, for the issuing out of Writs, in due Form of Law, for the Calling of a new Parliament; which shall begin and be holden at Westminster, on Thursday the Twentieth Day of March next.

"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the Sixth Day of February, 1689, in the First Year of Our Reign,

"God save King William and Queen Mary."


  • 1. This Proclamation is printed, and bound in with the Original.