Veneris, 22 die Octobris, 1680,Post Meridiem.
Message to attend the King.
THE House being met; and Mr. Speaker having
taken the Chair.
A Message was delivered from the King by Sir Edward Cartarett, Usher of the Black Rod; viz.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
The King commands this honourable House to attend
Him immediately in the House of Peers.
Choice of Mr. Speaker approved by the King.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend his Majesty; and humbly represented to his
Majesty, That the House of Commons had chosen him
their Speaker: And he made Claim, by humble Petition,
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 Freedom and Liberty of Speech;
and, as Occasion shall require, to have Access to his
Majesty's Royal Person.
Which was 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 till To-morrow Morning,
Eight of the Clock.