House of Lords Journal Volume 21
July 1720

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1767-1830

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: July 1720', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 361-362. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113441 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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July 1720

Anno 6o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 28o Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Stair.
Ds. Delawar.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Earl of Westmorland in the Middle; and the Earl of Radnor on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Stair on his Left (the Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received their Lordships Commands, to let the Commons know, "The Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Parker, C.
Townshend, P.
Grafton.
Devonshire.
Sunderland.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archrepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Duci Somerset, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Hen'co Duci Kent, Rob'to Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Carolo Duci Manchester, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Will'o Marchioni Annandale, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln, Georgio Comiti Northompton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Carolo Bodville Comiti Radnor, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Rob'to Comiti Holderness, Rt'co Comiti Scarbrough, Ric'o Comiti Bradford, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitri Nostri, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Carolo Comiti Tankerville, Georgio Comiti Hallifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Carolo Domino Boyle, & Hen'co Domino Carleton, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Octavum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Julii, prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Vicesimo Octavo Die hujus instantis Mensis Julii, ad præsens Parliamentum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Quintum Diem Augusti nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ca in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, & omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuar. & cæteris Custodibus & Justiciariis Regni, apud Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Per ipsos Justiciarios, propriis Manibus signal.

"Wrighte."

Then the Earl of Westmorland said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, to us and others directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Five and Twentieth Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Five and Twentieth Day of August next."