Anno 20o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Jovis, 24o Augusti 1780.
Domini presentes fuerunt.
The Earl of Mansfield sat Speaker by virtue of a
The Earl of Mansfield acquainted the House, "That
His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission
under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of
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 Mansfield in the Middle,
with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand,
and the Lord Amherst on his Left, commanded the
Yeoman 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 proroguing the Parliament.
George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great
Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the
Faith, and so forth; To Our most dear Brothers and
faithful Counsellors, William Duke of Gloucester, Henry
Duke of Cumberland; to the most Reverend Father in
God and Our faithful Counsellor Frederick Archbishop
of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Well-beloved and faithful Counsellor
Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great
Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our
faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most dear
Cousins and Counsellors Henry Earl Bathurst, President of Our Council; William Earl of Dartmouth,
Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Edward Duke of Somerset, Charles Duke of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke
of Grafton, Harry Duke of Bolton, Thomas Duke of
Leeds, George Duke of Marlborough, William Henry
Duke of Portland, James Duke of Chandos, Henry
Duke of Newcastle, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, George Duke of Montagu, Charles Marquis of
Rockingham, William Earl Talbot, Steward of Our
Household; Francis Seymour Earl of Hertford, Chamberlain of Our Household; Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Basil Earl of Denbigh, John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, Richard Earl of
Scarborough, William Henry Earl of Rochford, George
Bussy Earl of Jersey, Thomas Earl of Kinnoul, John
Earl of Breadalbane, Hugh Earl of Marchmont, John
Earl of Bute, George Earl of Pomfret, John Earl of
Ashburnham, Granville Earl Gower, John Earl of
Buckinghamshire, Charles Earl Cornwallis, Philip Earl
of Hardwicke, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, One of Our
Principal Secretaries of State; Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, Thomas Earl of Clarendon, William Earl of
Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas
before Us; George Viscount Townshend, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, David Viscount Stormont, One other
of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Hugh Viscount
Falmouth, the Right Reverend Father in God and
Our faithful Counsellor, Robert Lord Bishop of
London; and Our Well-beloved and faithful Counsellors, Francis Lord Le Despencer, Francis Lord
Osborne, George Lord Onslow, George Lord Edgcumbe, William Lord Ponsonby, William Lord Wycombe,
Thomas Lord Grantham, Thomas Lord Pclham,
Charles Lord Camden, John Lord Cardiff, Edward
Lord Hawke, Jeffery Lord Amherst and Alexander
Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of
Common Pleas, 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 Twenty-ninth Day of November, in the Fifteenth 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 Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of this Instant August, 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 Twenty-fourth Day of this Instant August, in Our
Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present
Parliament at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until
and unto Thursday the Twenty-eighth Day of September 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, Marquisses, 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 Ourself at Westminster, the Eighteenth
Day of August, in the Twentieth Year of Our
"By the King Himself, signed with His own
Then The Earl of Mansfield 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 Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the 28th Day of September next, to be then here
holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued
to Thursday the 28th Day of September next."
Die Jovis 20o Februarij 1806.
Hitherto examined by us;
Anno 20o Georgii Tertii.
(fn. 1) By the KING.
A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the calling of another.
Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the
Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Thursday the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant September:
We do, for that End publish this Our Royal Proclamation; and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly: And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the
Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of the House of Commons,
are discharged from their Meeting and Attendance on
Thursday the said Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant
September. And We being desirous and resolved, as
soon as may be, to meet our People, and to have their
Advice in Parliament, do hereby make known to all
Our loving Subjects, Our Royal Will and Pleasure to
call a New Parliament: And do hereby further declare,
That, with the Advice of Our Privy Council, We
have, this Day, given Order to Our Chancellor of
Great Britain to issue out Writs, in due Form, for
calling a New Parliament; which Writs are to bear
Teste on Saturday the Second Day of this Instant
September, and to be returnable on Tuesday the Thirty-first Day of October following.
Given at Our Court at St. James's, the First Day
of September One thousand seven hundred and
eighty, in the Twentieth Year of Our Reign."
"God save the King."