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His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes and King present. Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons, “ It is His Ma“ jesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently.”
Who being come;
directed to “ I am commanded, by His Majesty, to let you know, choose a " that He will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Speaker. “ Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of « Commons.
“ Therefore it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that the * Gentlemen of the House of Commons repair to the " usual Place where the Commons fit, and proceed to " the Choice of a fit Person to be their Speaker; and “ present him here to His Majesty, for His Royal Appro
bation, To-morrow, at Eleven a Clock.”
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the
Nathan Wrighte, Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Stawell. Comes Jersey, Came- Ds. Guilford. rarius.
The Lord Keeper took the Oaths, and made and sub-Lords take the scribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
and made and subscribed the Declaration, pur
suant to the Statute: