Parliamentum inceptum & tentum apud Civitatem Westmon' Die
Veneris, Decimo Septimo Octobris, Anno Regni Domini nostri
Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Regis, Fidei Defenfor', &c. Tricesimo Primo, Annoque
ON which Day, being the First Day of the Meeting of this Parliament, about Eight of the
Clock in the Morning, the Right honourable
Arthur Earl of Anglesea Lord Privy Seal,
John Earl of Bridgewater, William Earl of Craven,
Francis Viscount Newport, with divers other Lords, who
were deputed, by the Right honourable James Duke of
Ormond, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Houshold, to
administer the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to all
Persons returned as Members to sit in Parliament, came
into the Inner Court of Wards, being the Place by them
appointed for that Purpose: And the Clerk of the Crown
presenting a List of such Members as were returned to sit
in this present Parliament; and the Clerk of the House
of Commons attending, according to the Duty of his
Place; the said Lords did, according to the Power to
them given, administer the said Oaths to all the Members who then appeared.
And the Members, who were sworn, having taken
their Places in the House;
Message to attend the King.
A Message was delivered by Thomas Duppa Esquire,
Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; viz.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
The Lords, authorized by his Majesty, desire the immediate Attendance of this honourable House, in the
House of Peers, to hear the King's Commission read.
And accordingly the House went up to the House of
Peers: Where his Majesty's Commission, for Proroguing
of this present Parliament until the Six-and-twentieth
Day of January next, being read; the Parliament was
accordingly prorogued to that Time.