Anno 19o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 20o Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's
Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there
was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for
the further proroguing 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 Bishop of London
in the Middle; and the Lord Monson on his Right Hand;
and the Lord Edgecumbe 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
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
Commission for proroguing the Parliament.
Gower, C. P. S.
"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
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, Charles Duke of Queensberry, James Duke
of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Great Chamberlain of England, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Richard Earl of Burlington,
William Earl of Coventry, Henry Earl of Grantham,
Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John
Earl Granville, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer
of Our Household; Henry Viscount Lonsdale, Pattee
Viscount Torrington; the Right Reverend Father in
God and Our (fn. 1) most Faithful Counsellor Edmund Lord
Bishop of London; Our Well-beloved and Faithful
Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst, John Lord Hobart, John
Lord Monson, Richard Lord Edgecumbe Chancellor of
Our Dutchy of Lancaster, and Samuel Lord Sandys,
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 Twentyfifth 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 Twentieth Day
of this Instant June, 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, considing 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 Twentieth Day of this Instant June,
in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our
present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Twenty-second Day
of August 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 Eighteenth Day of June,
in the Nineteenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.
The Commission being ended; the Lord Bishop of
"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 in Obedience to His Commands,
further prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday
the Twenty-second Day of August next, to be then
here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-second Day of August