House of Lords Journal Volume 14: Proclamation by the King

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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.

Proclamation for Dissolving the Parliament.

"A Proclamation for Dissolving this present Parliament.

"James R.

"WHEREAS this Parliament, which was summoned to begin at Westminster the Nineteenth Day of May, 1685, hath, by several Prorogations, been continued to the Two and Twentieth Day of November next ensuing: The King's most Excellent Majesty, for weighty Reasons, hath thought fit to dissolve this present Parliament; and doth, by this His Royal Proclamation, dissolve the same accordingly: And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of this present Parliament, are hereby discharged from their Meeting on the said Two and Twentieth Day of November next ensuing.

"Given at Our Court, at Hampton-court, the Second Day of July, 1687, in the Third Year of Our Reign.

"God save the King."


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