House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 22 March 1681

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Martis, 22 die Martii, 1680-1.

Choice of Speaker approved.

THE House being met; and Mr. Speaker having taken the Chair.

A Message was delivered from the King by Thomas Duppa Esquire, Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

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: And Mr. Speaker, in a Speech, humbly represented to his Majesty, That the House of Commons had chosen him their Speaker: And he made Claim, by humble Address to his Majesty, in the Name of the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, of the ancient Rights of the Commons, for them and their Servants, in their Persons and Estates, to be free from Arrests, and other Disturbances; in all their Debates, to have Liberty and Freedom of Speech; and, as Occasion shall require, to have Access to his Majesty's Royal Person.

Which were allowed by the King.

The House being returned; and Mr. Speaker having taken the Chair; and made Report thereof to the House;

The House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.