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The King' s Assent to the Bill


The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House "That his Majesty had been pleased to issue a commission to the several Lords therein named, for declaring his royal


assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

Then three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their robes, and seated on a form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his right hand, and the Earl of Sandwich on his left; and the Commons with their Speaker being in attendance,

The royal assent was pronounced to the Bill, by the Clerk' s Assistant.