House of Lords Journal Volume 23
September 1730

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: September 1730', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 584-585. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113963 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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September 1729

DIE Jovis, 24o Septembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Scarbrough.
Ds. Harrington, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.

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.

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 Duke of Newcastle on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Scarbrough 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; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"GEORGIUS R.

Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & 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 Magn. Britann. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Spencer Comiti Wilmington Custodi Privati Sigilli 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 Argyll et 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, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Daniel. Comiti Winchilsea & Nottingham, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, 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, Hen'co Vicecomiti Lonsdale, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo Londin. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Harrington Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Willio Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Rob'to Domino Bingley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, 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. 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, Anno Primo prædicto, & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Quartum 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 & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Vicesimo Quarto Die hujus instantis Septembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Decimum Nonum Diem Novembris 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, & 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. Decimo Septimo Die Septembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

The Commission being ended;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prerogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

By Virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, to us and other Lords directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Nineteenth Day of November next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Nineteenth Day of November next."