House of Lords Journal Volume 22
July 1723


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July 1723

Anno 9o Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 2o Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London. Comes Warwick.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Halifax.


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 granted 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 Woolfack (the Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Earl of Westmorland in the Middle; and the Earl of Halifax on his Right Hand; and the Lord Bishop of London on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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.

"W. Cant.
Carleton, P.
Kingston, C. P. S.
Holles Newcastle.
R. Walpole.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & 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 Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consangumers & Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Duci Somerset, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Rob'to Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Jacobo Duci Chandos, Lionel. Duci Dorset, 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, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, & Nic'o Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr 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 Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, usque ad & in Nonum Diem Octobris ult. præterit. prorogatum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Secundum Diem Julii prox. sequend. adjournatum & prorogatum suit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. 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 Concihi Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Secundo Die Julii, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Decimum Tertium Diem Augusti nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Mihtibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Notrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentum, sirmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agen dis, & 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 Septimo Die Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Nono.

"Per ipsos Custodes & Justiciarios Regni, propriis Manibus signat.


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 Parliament to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August next."


1 Origin. Nostræ.