House of Commons Journal Volume 8
20 August 1664


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 August 1664', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 566. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Sabbati, 20 die Augusti, Anno Regni Caroli IIdi Regis 16°.


Parliament further prorogued.

HIS Majesty having, the Seventeenth Day of May last, prorogued the Parliament to this present Twentieth Day of August; and, by his Proclamation of the Fifteenth of July last, declared his Pleasure for the further Prorogation thereof till the Twenty-fourth of November next; his Majesty was pleased to grant his Commission to certain of the Lords, to declare his Pleasure for the Prorogation of the Parliament to the said Twenty-fourth of November next.

The House being met;

A Message was sent from the Lords, by Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod; viz.

Mr. Speaker,

I am commanded to acquaint you, from the House of Peers, That the King had sent a Commission to certain Members of that House; who desire the Attendance of this honourable House to communicate the same to them.

And, accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend the House of Lords: And his Majesty's Commission was there read; whereby the Parliament was prorogued to the Twenty-fourth of November next.