House of Lords Journal Volume 19
31 July 1712

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 31 July 1712', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 492-493. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30095 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Anno 11° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Jovis, 31 Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Winton. Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham & Nor. Præses.
Dux Kent.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Mar.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Halifax.
Ds. Burton.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then the Commissioners, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; with the Lord Treasurer on his Right Hand; and the Lord President on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Commissioners desire their Attendance presently, in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read."

And the Commons being come; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)

"ANNA R.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Simoni Domino Harcourt Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Comiti de Oxon. et Comiti Mortimer Magno Thesaurario Nostro Mag. Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham & de Normanby Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Carolo Duci Shrewsbury Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Poulet Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Gulielmo Domino Dartmouth Primario Secretario Nostro, et Henrico Vicecomiti Bullingbrooke Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum et tentum suit; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Diem Jovis, Tricesimum Primum Diem Julii, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Consensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Quintum Diem Septembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet.

"In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westmonasterium, Tricesimo Primo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"In Obedience to Her Majesty's Command, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, further prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Five and Twentieth Day of September next."