Anno 22o Georgu Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 30o Junii.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
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 of Godolphin in
the Middle, and the Earl of Buckinghamshire 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 Commission read."
Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows, (videlicet,)
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 Matthew Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England, Our most Dear Cousins and
Counsellors Charles Duke of Somerset, Charles Duke
of Bolton, John Duke of Rutland, James Duke of
Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great
Chamberlain of England, John Marquis of Tweeddale,
Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Philip Earl
of Chesterfield, Richard Earl of Burlington, William
Earl of Coventry, William Earl of Jersey, Henry Earl
of Grantham, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl
Cholmondeley, John Earl Granville, Benjamin Earl
Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William
Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Henry
Viscount Lonsdale, 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, 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 Thirteenth Day of
August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign,
which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and to the
Tenth Day of November, in the Twenty first Year
aforesaid, and there lately holden, and from thence,
by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the
Thirtieth 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 Thirtieth Day of June, in
Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our
present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Thirtieth Day of
August 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 Cities
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
"Witnesses, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, and
other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Twenty-third Day of
June, in the Twenty-second Year of Our
"By the Guardians and Justices of the
Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.
Yorke & Yorke."
The Commission being ended;
The Earl of Godolphin said,
"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, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Thirtieth Day of
August next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Thirtieth
Day of August next."