House of Lords Journal Volume 13
Proclamation by the King


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: Proclamation by the King', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 743. URL: Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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" (fn. *) By the KING.

"A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and Declaring the speedy Calling of a new one.

Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.


"Whereas this present Parliament, which was summoned to begin at Westminster the Seventeenth Day of October 1679, and by several Prorogations continued to the One and Twentieth Day of October last, was lately prorogued until Thursday the Twentieth Day of this Instant January: The King's most Excellent Majesty, being resolved to meet His People, and to have their Advice in frequent Parliaments, 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 Twentieth of this Instant January. And His Majesty is graciously pleased to make known to all His loving Subjects, That he hath given Directions to the Lord Chancellor of England, 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 Oxford, on the One and Twentieth Day of March next, 1680.

"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the Eighteenth Day of January, in the Two and Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

"God save the King."


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