Grey's Debates of the House of Commons: Volume 6. Originally published by T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, London, 1769.
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Wednesday, July 3.
Resolved, That all Aids and Supplies to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole Gift of the Commons; and all Bills for the granting of any such Aids and Supplies ought to begin with the Commons; and that it is the undoubted [and sole] right of the Commons to direct, limit, and appoint, in such Bills, the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications [of such Grants;] which ought not to be changed by the House of Lords.
The same day the Commons Resolved, That provision be made in the Bill now depending, for raising 414,000l. for raising 206,462l. 17s. 3d. for disbanding the Army; and that they be tacked together to be ingrossed in the same Bill. And this expedient ended the Controversy between the Lords and Commons, about the Lords alteration of the times of disbanding the Army, &c. in the Bill the Commons sent up. And the former Bill of disbanding the Army was laid aside.
Monday, July 8.
Monday, July 15.
The House attended his Majesty in the House of Peers, where the Royal Assent was given to the Money Bill, and eight others; after which the Lord Chancellor acquainted the two Houses, "That his Majesty had thought fit, on the present juncture of affairs, to prorogue them to the first of August, and so keep them in call, by short Prorogations; his Majesty not knowing how soon he might have need of their farther service and assistance: But that his Majesty's intention was, that they should not meet till towards winter, unless there were occasion for their assembling sooner, of which he would give them timely notice, by his Proclamation." And accordingly the Parliament was prorogued till the first day of August (fn. 1).