Anno 29o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Martis, 1o Julri.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
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The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's
Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That a Commission was issued under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in
their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the
Throne and the Woolsack; the Earl of Cholmondeley in
the Middle; with the Earl of Buckinghamshire on his
Right Hand; and the Lord Berkeley of Stratton on his
Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the
Black Rod to let the Commons know, "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 proroguin the Parliament.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of
Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender
of the Faith, and so forth; To 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 Harry Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford,
William Duke of Devonshire, 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, John Earl of Sandwich, William
Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl
of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Hyndford, George
Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household,
William Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath,
John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt,
Charles Earl Cornwallis; the Right Reverend Father
in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord
Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, John Lord
Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, 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 Thirty-first Day of
May, in the Twenty-seventh Year of Our Reign;
on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and
held; and from thence, by several Adjournments
and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to
and until Tuesday the First Day of July next, 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 First Day
of July next, in Our Name, further to prorogue
and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City
of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday
the Fourteenth 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 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.
"Witnesses, Our most Dear Son William Duke of
Cumberland, and other Guardians and Justices
of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Twentyfourth Day of June, in the Twenty-ninth
Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.
"Yorke & Yorke."
Then the Earl of Cholmondeley said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, under the
Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now
read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Royal Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Fourteenth Day of August
next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is
accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Fourteenth Day
of August next."