House of Lords Journal Volume 22
August 1723

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: August 1723', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 223-224. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113788 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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August 1723

Anno 10o Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 13o Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London. Dux Chandos.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Ilay.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Lechmere.

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 granted 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 Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Duke of Chandos in the Middle; and the Earl of Ilay on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Sutherland and Lord Lechmere 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; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Carleton, P.
Roxburgh.
Cadogan.
R. Walpole.

"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, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Georgio Comiti North'ton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, 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 & Scafield, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, et Nic'o Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, usque ad et in Nonum Diem Octobris ult. præterit. prorogatum fuit; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Decimum Tertium Diem instantis Augusti, adjournatum et prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, 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 considentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, dicto Decimo Tertio Die Augusti prox. sequend. ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Vicesimum Quartum Diem Septembris prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidem 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, Vice comitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, ac 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. Octavo Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo.

"Per ipsos Justiciar. propriis Manibus signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Duke of Chandos 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 Twenty-fourth Day of September next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-fourth Day of September next."

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1 Origin. Nostræ.