Anno 8o Georgii. Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 14o Novembris.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
The Lord Chancellor declared, in the House, "That
His Majesty had sent a Writ granted under the
Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, and is 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 Fourteenth Day of this
Instant November, 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 thereunto
especially moving, have thought fit to prorogue Our
said Parliament, from the same Thirteenth Day of June,
unto the Sixteenth Day of July last past; from
thence, by another Writ, unto the Thirteenth Day of
August last past; from thence, by another Writ, unto
the Twenty-sixth Day of September last past; and
from thence, by another Writ, unto the Fourteenth
Day of this Instant November; so that neither you,
or any One of you, at the said Days, are 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 Fourteenth
Day of this Instant November, 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 hereunto especially moving, We have
thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament,
from the said Fourteenth Day of this Instant November, unto Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of January
next following; so that neither you, or any of you,
on the said Fourteenth Day of this Instant November,
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 Fourteenth Day of January, at the aforesaid
City of Westminster, 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 be ordained.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventh
Day of November, in the Eighth Year of Our
"Signed by the King Himself.
"Bisse & Bray."
"A Writ to prorogue the Parliament from the