House of Lords Journal Volume 13
1 August 1678


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 1 August 1678', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 13: 1675-1681 (1767-1830), pp. 290. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 1 die Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Chester.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Vicecomes Newport.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasise.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Butler de West.


The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the King had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

Hereupon (the Lords being all in their Robes) the Lord Chancellor, being set on a Form cross the House, between the Throne and the Woolsack (with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl of North'ton, and Vicecomes Newport, on his Right Hand, the Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Bridgwater, and the Earl of Craven on his Left Hand), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give the House of Commons Notice of the said Commission; and to signify to them, "That the Lords desire that they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, all the Lords being uncovered while the Commission was reading.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.


"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Fratri Nostro Jacobo Duci Ebor. et Albaniæ, Comiti Ulster, &c. ac Præcharissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Principi Ruperto Comiti Palatini Rheni Duci Bavariæ et Cumber. &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Heneagio Domino Finch Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Danby Domino Thesaurario Nostro Angliæ, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Henrico Comiti Arlington Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti North'ton Constabulario Turris Nostræ London. Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Will'o Comiti Craven, & Francisco Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Octavo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio Decimo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; a quo die idem præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, per separales Prorogationes, usque ad & in instantem Primum diem Augusti prorogatum fuerat, ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus: De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectione vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Consilii Nostri, affignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & allquibus tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Vicesimum Nonum diem instantis Augusti, usque Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogand. & continuand. ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, & omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, tenore præsentium, firmiter (fn. *) mandamus, quod vobis in præmissis faciend. & exequend. pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Primo die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo.


"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to the Nine and Twentieth Day of August Instant; and this Parliament is prorogued to the Nine and Twentieth Day of this Instant August."

Hitherto examined, this 4th Day of November, 1678, by us,


J. Bridgewater.


Petr. Eliensis.


* Sic.