House of Lords Journal Volume 12: Proclamation by the King

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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By the KING.

A Proclamation for Re-assembling the Parliament.

"Charles R.

Proclamation for re-assembling the Parliament.

"WHEREAS Our Parliament now in Being stands prorogued till the Tenth Day of October next; We having had Reason to believe, at the Time of the said Prorogation, that Our Affairs might have permitted the Attendance of the Members of both Houses on Our Service, and their own Occasions in their respective Countries, until that Time: We now, finding this Our Kingdom invaded during a Treaty of Peace, and esteeming Ourself ever most safe in the Advice and Affection of Our People in Parliament, have therefore, and for divers urgent Causes moving us thereunto, thought fit, and resolved, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to call together both Our Houses of Parliament; and do therefore hereby straitly charge and command all and every the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and all Knights of Shires, Citizens of Cities, Burgesses of Boroughs, and Barons of the Cinque Ports, of this present Parliament, That they and every of them do personally appear, re-assemble themselves, and give their Attendance at Westminster, on the Twenty Fifth Day of July next, then and there to treat and advise of the weighty Affairs of Our Kingdom: And all Assistants of Our House of Peers, and Officers and Ministers of either House of Parliament, are hereby required and enjoined to give their Attendance accordingly.

"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 26th Day of June, 1667, in the 19th Year of Our Reign."