House of Lords Journal Volume 21
August 1720

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: August 1720', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 363-364. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113442 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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August 1720

Anno 7o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 25o Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor. Dux Montrose.
March. Annandale.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Tankerville.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Lumley.

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 Duke of Montrose in the Middle; and the Marquis of Annandale on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Tankerville 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 was commanded to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

W. Cant.
Kingston, C. P. S.
Grafton.
J. Craggs.

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

"Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuar. et cæteris Custodibus et Justiciar. Regni apud Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Septimo.

"Per ipsos Justiciar. propriis Manibus signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Duke of Montrose 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 Twentieth Day of October next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twentieth Day of October next."