Anno 7o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 26o Julii.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
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 Lord President on his Right Hand;
and the Earl of Godolphin 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
the Commission read."
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
Commission for proroguing the Parliament.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great
Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the
Faith, and so forth; To Our most Dear and Entirelybeloved Son and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick
Prince of Wales; to the most Reverend Father in God
and Our Faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of
Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England;
to Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Peter
Lord King Our Chancellor of Great Britain; to the
most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful
Counsellor Lancelot Archbishop of York Primate and
Metropolitan of England; to Our most dear Cousins
and Counsellors Spencer Earl of Wilmington President
of Our Council, Henry Viscount Lonsdale Keeper of
Our Privy Seal, William Duke of Devonshire Steward
of Our Household, Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household; Charles Duke of Somerset,
Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Rutland Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, Charles Duke of
Queensberry, John Duke of Argyll and Greenwich,
James Duke of Montrose, John Duke of Roxburgh,
Henry Duke of Kent, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and
Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas
Holles Duke of Newcastle One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, James Duke of Chandos, Lionel
Duke of Dorset; James Earl of Derby, John Earl of
Leicester, Thomas Earl of Westmorland, Philip Earl
of Chesterfield, Daniel Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham, Arthur Earl of Anglesea, Charles Earl of Carlisle,
Richard Earl of Burlington, James Earl of Berkeley,
Montagu Earl of Abingdon, Richard Earl of Scarbrough,
William Earl of Coventry, Henry Earl of Grantham,
Francis Earl of Godolphin, John Earl of Sutherland,
Alexander Earl of Marchmont, John Earl of Stair, Archibald Earl of Ilay, Henry Earl of Uxbridge, George
Earl of Halifax; Charles Viscount Townshend, Richard
Viscount Cobham, Hugh Viscount Falmouth, Pattee
Viscount Torrington; to the Reverend Father in God
and Our Faithful Counsellor Edmund Lord Bishop of
London; to Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Harvey Vice Chamberlain of Our
Household, William Lord Harrington One of Our
Principal Secretaries of State, John Lord Delawarr
Treasurer of Our Household, William Lord Berkeley
of Stratton, and John Lord Carteret, Greeting.
Whereas We have lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of
Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordained this Our present Parliament to begin and to
be held at Our City of Westminster, the Eight and
Twentieth Day of November in the First Year of Our
Reign; which Our Parliament from thenceforth was
prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and to the
Three and Twentieth Day of January in the First
Year aforesaid, and there lately holden; and from
thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was
adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Six
and Twentieth Day of this Instant July, then to be held
and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: Know
ye, nevertheless, that, for certain pressing Causes and
Considerations Us especially moving, We have
thought fit further to prorogue our said Parliament:
Therefore We, confiding very much in your Fidelity,
Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice
and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving to you, or to any Three or more of
you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Six and Twentieth Day of
this Instant July, in Our Name, further to prorogue
and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of
Westminster aforesaid, until and to Tuesday the Ninth
Day of October now next following, there then to be
held and fit: And therefore we command you, that
you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually
fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly
command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes,
Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights,
Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our
Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns, to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of
these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist
you, in executing the Premises, as they ought to do.
In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters
to be made Patents.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Nineteenth
Day of July, in the Seventh Year of Our
"Signed by the King's own Hand.
"Bisse & Bray."
The Commission being ended;
The Lord Chancellor said,
"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 Tuesday the Ninth Day of
October next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Ninth
Day of October next."