House of Lords Journal Volume 21
October 1720

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: October 1720', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 365-366. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113443 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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October 1720

Anno 7o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 20o Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Harborough.
Ds. Compton.

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 Four of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes), being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Earl of Bradford in the Middle; and the Earl of Coventry and Earl of Halifax on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Loudoun 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 His Majesty's Commission read."

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

Commission for proguing the Parliament.

W. Cant.
Parker, C.
Holles Newcastle.
Devonshire.
Berkeley.
J. Craggs."

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 Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Chariffimis 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 North'ton, 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 & 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 Magn. Britann. & 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 Diem hujus instantis Meusis Octobris, 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 considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, Vicesimo Die hujus instantis Mensis Octobris, ad præsens Parliamentum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Venens, Vicesimum Quintum Diem Novembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archicpiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Com missionariis 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 & Justiciar. Regni, apud Westm. Vicesimo Die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Septimo.

"Per ipsos justiciarios, propriis Manibus signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Earl of Bradford 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 Friday the Twenty-fifth Day of November next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Friday the Twenty-fifth Day of November next."