House of Lords Journal Volume 22
November 1726

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: November 1726', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 697-698. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113836 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1726

Anno 13o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 10o Novembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Præses.
Dux Grafton, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to put on their Robes.

The House was resumed.

Whereupon Three of the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord President on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Newcastle on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 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 proroguing the Parliament.

"GEORGIUS R.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britanniæ, Franciæ, 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 Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Will'o Duci Devon Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Lionel. Duci Dorset Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Grafton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Job'i Duci Roxburgh, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster et Kesteven Magno Camerario Angliæ, Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Duci Argyll et Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Georgio Comiti Northampton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Primario Secretario Nostro, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Simon. Vicecomiti Harcourt, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, 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. Britanniæ 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, prorogatum fuit usque ad et in Nonum Diem Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Decimum Diem hujus instantis Novembris, 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, a dicto Decimo Die hujus instantis Novembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Octavum Diem Decembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum et continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma præ dicta 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 Præsentum, 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.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Quarto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo Tertio.

"Bisse & Bray.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat."

Which being ended; the Lord Chancellor 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, further prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Eighth Day of December next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Eighth Day of December next."

Footnotes

1 Origin. Nostræ.