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A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Parliament shall be Prorogued until the First day of October next.

CHARLES R.

WHereas this present Parliament was Prorogued from the First day of this instant August, unto the Nine and twentieth day of the same Month, And whereas His Majesty did Issue His Proclamation of the Second day of this Month, Signifying His Royal Pleasure, That both Houses should not onely meet upon the said Nine and twentieth day of August, but should con­tinue then to Sit, for the Dispatch of divers weighty Affairs which should then be Proposed and Debated; His Majesty now taking into His Consideration, that the State of Affairs abroad is much chan­ged since that His Proclamation, Hath therefore thought fit (with the Advice of His Privy Council) to Publish and Declare, And His Majesty doth hereby Publish and Declare His Royal Pleasure, That the Two Houses of Parliament shall upon the said Nine and twentieth of August be further Prorogued to the First day of October next, And that they shall then continue to Sit for the Dispatch of divers weighty Matters which shall be then Propsed and Debated.

And His Majesty being desirous, in respect of the Importance of those Affairs, to have on the said First of October, a full Assembly of the Members of both Houses of Parliament, Doth hereby Require and Command all and every the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, to give their Attendance at Westminster on the said First day of October next; letting them know, that He will not at the said Nine and twentieth day of August instant expect the Attendance of any, but only such as being in or about the Cities of London or Westminster, may Attend the making of the said Prorogation: And His Majesty doth expect a ready Con­formity to this His Royal Will and Pleasure.


God save the King.

LONDON, Printed by John Bill, Christopher Barker, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1678.

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