House of Lords Journal Volume 23
September 1729

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: September 1729', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 443-444. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113948 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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September 1728

Anno 3o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, 16o Septembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Scarbrough.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Wilmington.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That a Commission had been 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.

Then 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 Privy Seal 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, "That 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.

"CAROLINE R. C. R.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, 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 (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyll & Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Kent, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield, Arthur. Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, 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 Magn. Britanniæ & Ecclesiræ 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 & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii ult. præterit. & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Decimum Sextum Diem hujus instantis Septembris, adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, 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 & Affensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Decimo Sexto Die hujus instantis Mensis Septembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Decimum Sextum 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 effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & 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 Carolina Regina Magnæ Britanniæ &c. Custode ejusdem Regni, &c. apud Westm. Nono Die Septembris, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Per ipsam Reginam, 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 Thursday the Sixteenth Day of October next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Sixteenth Day of October next."

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1 Origin. Nostræ.