House of Lords Journal Volume 19
26 March 1713

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 26 March 1713', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 509-510. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=30104 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Anno 12° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Jovis, 26 Martii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxon. & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Ormonde.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Atholl.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Gainsborough.
Comes Portland.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Linlithgow.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Play.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Longueville.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoie.
Ds. Mansell.
Ds. Foley.

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 Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) 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 Duke of Ormonde and Earl of Dartmouth on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"ANNA R.

"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 et Consiliariis Nostris Roberto Comiti de Oxon. et Comiti Mortimer Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham et de Normanby Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Jacobo Duci Ormonde Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Joh'i Comiti Poulet Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Will'o Comiti Dartmouth Primario Secretario Nostro, et Henrico Vicecomiti Bullingbrook 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 Westmonaster. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum et tentum fuit; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in instantem Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Sextum Diem Martii, adjournatum et prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, 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 Assensu Concilii Nostri, affignavimus 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, Nonum Diem Aprilis 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 ea 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 Westmonaster. Vicesimo Sexto Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Duodecimo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Examined by us,
Clarendon.
Yarmouth.
Warrington.
C. Norwich.
Somers.

Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

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

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission, which has been now read, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, further prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Ninth Day of April next: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Ninth Day of April next."