Anno 17o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 25o Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's
Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's
The Speaker acquainted the Lords, "That there
was a Commission 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 Earl Godolphin in
the Middle; and the Earl Cholmondeley on his Right
Hand; and the Lord Bishop of London 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, &c. To Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick
Prince of Wales, Our most Dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor
Thomas Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan
of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors
Charles Duke of Somerset, John Duke of Rutland,
John Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, James Duke of
Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Great Chamberlain of England, James Duke of Chandos, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Richard Earl of Burlington, Montague Earl of Abingdon, William Earl of
Coventry, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley Chancellor of Our
Dutchy of Lancaster, Henry Earl of Uxbridge, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household;
Robert Earl of Offord, Henry Viscount Lonsdale,
Richard Viscount Cobham, Pattee Viscount Torrington;
the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Edmund Lord Bishop of London; and
Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John
Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord
Bathurst, and John Lord Monson, Greeting. Whereas
We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs,
concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this
Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at
Our City of Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of June,
in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign; which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our
several Writs, until and to the First Day of December, in the Fifteenth Year aforesaid, and there
lately holden; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Twenty-fifth Day of
this Instant August, then to be held, and sit at Our
City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye never theless, that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought sit 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 Twenty-fifth Day of this Instant August,
in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our
present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Thirteenth Day of
October now next following, there then to be held
and sit: 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 Patent.
"Witness, John Archbishop of Canterbury, and
other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom,
at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of August,
in the Seventeenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.
The Commission being ended; the Earl Godolphin
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission to us and
other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His
Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, further
prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Thirteenth
Day of October next, to be then here held: And
this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday
the Thirteenth Day of October next."