Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 2 die Julii, 1685. 1Jac. IIdi.
A PETITION of William Blackett Merchant, was read. And a Debate arose in the House thereupon.-
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
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.
The House being returned;
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Majesty having given the Royal Assent to several Bills, was pleased to declare his Pleasure to the Lords and Commons, by the Lord Keeper, to the Effect following;
That both Houses do forthwith severally adjourn themselves until Tuesday the Fourth Day of August next.
That his Majesty doth not at present intend there shall be then a Session; but that the Session be carried on, by further Adjournment, by such Members as shall be about the Town, till Winter, unless in case of some Emergency that shall require it: In which Case, or whensoever he shall intend a Session, he will give timely Notice by Proclamation.
And then the House accordingly forthwith adjourned till Tuesday the Fourth Day of August next, Ten of the Clock in the Morning.