Anno 1o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Martis, 19o Maii, 1761.
DIE Martis, 19o Maii, 1761, Annoque Regni Sereniffimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ, Regis, Fidei
Defensoris, &c. Primo; in superiori Domo Parliamenti
Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster, convenere, Domini
quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:
|Ds. Henley, Cancellarius.
The King's most Excellent Majesty having, by His
Writ of Summons, bearing Date at Westminster the 21st
Day of March last, appointed His Parliament to open
and begin this Day:
Parliament prorogued by Writ.
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That
His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Writ to be
issued, under the Great Seal, for proroguing the Parliament."
And the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of
Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender
of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Well-beloved
and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our
Kingdom of Great Britain, and to Our Beloved and
Faithful the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and
Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of Our said
Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be
begun and held at Our City of Westminster, on the
Nineteenth Day of this Instant Month of May, and
to every of you, Greeting. Whereas We, for certain
arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State
and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and
the Church, did ordain the said Parliament to be held
at the Day and Place aforesaid; and did command
you, by Our several Writs, to be present at the City
and Day aforesaid, to treat, consent, and conclude,
about those Things, which in Our said Parliament
then and there should be proposed and treated of:
Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations, Us
at this Time especially moving, We have thought fit
that Our said Parliament be prorogued unto Thursday
the Second Day of July next ensuing, so that neither
you, nor any of you, shall be held or obliged to appear on the said Nineteenth Day of May at the aforesaid City; We also will, that you, and every of you,
be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; commanding, and by the Tenor of these Presents strictly requiring you, and every of you, and all others whom
this may concern, that you, and every of you, do
personally appear and be present, on the said Second
Day of July next ensuing, at Our said City of Westminster, 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 Fifteenth
Day of May, in the First Year of Our
"By the King Himself, signed with His own
"Yorke & Yorke."
Return of the 16 Peers for Scotland.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this
Day a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers,
chosen, summoned, and certified, to sit and vote in this
House, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;
who attending at the Table with the Original Return,
the same was compared with the said Certificate, and
found to agree therewith, and is as follows; videlicet,
"May it please your Lordships,
"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who,
according to the Act in that Case made and provided,
are chosen, summoned, and certified, to be Members
of the House of Peers, for and on the Behalf of that
Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the Parliament of Great Britain, which is to meet on Tuesday
the Nineteenth Day of May, 1761.
The Duke of Argyll.
Marquis of Tweeddale.
Earl of Rothes.
Earl of Morton.
Earl of Eglinton.
Earl of Moray.
Earl of Home.
Earl of Abercorn.
Earl of Loudoun.
Earl of Breadalbane.
Earl of Dunmore.
Earl of March.
Earl of Marchmont.
Earl of Bute.
Viscount of Stormont; and,
The Lord Cathcart.
"Witness Our Hands, this Nineteenth Day of
J. Yorke, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."