House of Lords Journal Volume 39
October 1790

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: October 1790', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 4. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116884 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 1790

Anno 30o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 12o Octobris 1790.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar. Dux Leeds.

Parliament prorogued.

The Duke of Leeds declared in the House, "That His Majesty had caused a Writ to be issued under the Great Seal for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

And the same was read by the Clerk as follows:

GEORGE R.

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 Burghs of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be begun and held at Our City of Westminster on the Twelfth Day of this Instant October, 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 begun and held at the City of Westminster the Tenth Day of August last past, 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: And whereas We have (by Our Writ), for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, thought fit to prorogue our said Parliament from the same Tenth Day of August to and until the Twelfth Day of October following, so that neither you, nor any of you should be held or obliged to appear on the said Tenth Day of August at the aforesaid City, being willing that you and every of you be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom, and by the same Writ We very lately commanded you and every of you to appear and be present on the said Twelfth Day of October at Our said City, to treat, do, act, and conclude upon those Things which in Our said Parliament should happen to be ordained; nevertheless, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially thereunto moving, Our said Parliament from the said Twelfth Day of October to and until Thursday the Twenty-fifth Day of November following, We have thought fit further to prorogue; so that neither you nor any of you should be held or obliged to appear on the said Twelfth Day of October 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 Twenty-fifth Day of November 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 First Day of October One thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Yorke."