Anno 8o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Martis, 13o Augusti.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
The Lord Chancellor declared, in the House, "That
His Majesty had granted a Writ under the Great
Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of
Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our Dearly-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Lords, of Our Kingdom
of Great Britain; and to Our Beloved and Faithful
the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners
for the Counties and Boroughs, of Our said Kingdom;
called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be held at
Our City of Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of this
Instant August, and to every One of you, Greeting.
Whereas We, for certain difficult and pressing Affairs,
concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, did ordain
this present Parliament to be held at the aforesaid
City, on the Thirteenth Day of June last past; and
did command you, by Our several Writs, at the City
and Day aforesaid, to be present, to treat, consent,
and conclude, upon those Things which, in Our said
Parliament, then and there should be proposed and
treated of: And whereas We, by Our Writ, for
certain Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Thirteenth Day of June, unto
the Sixteenth (fn. 1) July last past; and from thence, by
another Writ, unto the Thirteenth Day of this Instant August; so that neither you, or any One of you,
at the said Days, were bound or obliged to appear
at the said City; being willing that you, and every
One of you, should by Us be discharged therefrom;
and, by the same Writ, We lately commanded you,
and every One of you, to appear, and be personally
present, on the said Thirteenth Day of August, at
the City aforesaid, to treat, do, act, and conclude,
upon those Things which, in Our said Parliament,
shall happen to be ordained: Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the said Thirteenth
Day of this Instant August, unto Thursday the Six and
Twentieth Day of September next following; so that
neither you, or any of you, on the said Thirteenth
Day of August, at the aforesaid City, are bound or
obliged to appear: We will therefore that you, and
every of you, shall be by Us therefrom wholly discharged; commanding, and, by the Tenor of these
Presents, strictly requiring you, and every of you,
and all others whom it may concern on this Behalf,
that, at the said Six and Twentieth Day of September,
at the aforesaid City of Westm'r, you, and every One
of you, appear and be personally present, to treat,
do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which, in
Our said Parliament, by the common Council of Our
said Kingdom (by God's Assistance), shall happen to
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eighth Day
of August, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.
"Signed by the King Himself.
"Bisse & Bray."
"A Writ to prorogue the Parliament from the