House of Lords Journal Volume 23
August 1728

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: August 1728', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 291-292. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113933 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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August 1727

Anno 2o Georgii secundi.

DIE Jovis, 8o Augusti.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Ds. Wilmington.

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."

Then Four 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 Privy Seal and the Lord Wilmington on his Right Hand; and the Lord Steward 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 Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britann. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Will'o Duci Devon Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Lionel. Duci Dorset Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Grafton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Joh'i Duci Rutland Cancellario Ducatus Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyl et Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Kent, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster et Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Hen'co Comiti Grantham, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Alex'ro Comiti Marchmont, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Talbot Comiti Sussex, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Hen'co Vicecomiti Lonsdale, 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, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Spencer Domino Wilmington, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britann. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii ult. præterit. et ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Octavum Diem Augusti prox. sequen. adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, 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 Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Octavo Die Augusti, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Decimum Quintum Diem Octobris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effec tualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, et 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.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which Commission being read; 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, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of October next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of October next."