House of Lords Journal Volume 14: 7 July 1690

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Lunæ, 7 die Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Exeter.
Epus. Worcester.
L. President.
Dux Norfolke.
Dux Somersett.
Dux South'ton.
Dux Bolton.
Marq. Hallifax.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Lincolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Bath.
Comes Craven.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Macclesfeild.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Marlborough.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. North.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crew.


Bishop of Exeter takes the Oaths.

This Day, Jonathan Lord Bishop of Exeter took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes made in that Behalf.

The Lord President acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty hath granted a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, for the proroguing of this Parliament."

Hereupon (the Lords Commissioners being in their Robes) the Lord President being set on a Form across the House, between the Throne and the Woolsack, (Sir Rob't Atkins Lord Chief Baron, the Speaker, went to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when the King is present); the Duke of Norfolke, Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Macclesfeild, and Earl of Fauconberge on his Right Hand, and the Duke of Bolton, Lord Steward, Earl of Bath, and Earl of Nottingham, on his Left Hand, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give the House of Commons Notice of the said Commission; and to signify to them, "That the Lords desire that they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, as followeth:

Queen's Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Maria R.

"Gulielmus et Maria, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Sco'æ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex et Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Marchioni Carmarthen Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Henrico Duci Norffolke Comiti Marescallo Angliæ, Carolo Duci Bolton, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angliæ, Willi'mo Comiti Devon Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Dorset et Midds. Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Salop, Willi'mo Comiti Bedford, Thomæ Comiti Pembr. et Mountgomery, Joh'i Comiti Bathon. Carolo Comiti Macclesfeild, Danieii Comiti Nottingham Principal. Secretar. Nostrorum, Thomæ Comiti Fauconberg, Carolo Comiti Monmouth, Rad'o Comiti Mountague, Joh'i Comiti Marleborough, et Franc'o Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii ult. præterit. inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Maii tunc prox. sequen. continuatum fuerat; eodemque Die, idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque 2d et in Septimum Diem instantis Julii adjournat. fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Quinque vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Lunæ, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad et in Vicesimum Octavum Diem hujus instantis Julii, usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. 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, et Burgensibus, 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.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. Septimo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.


"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat."

Then the Lord President said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do prorogue this Parliament to the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant July: And this Parliament is prorogued to the Twenty-eighth Day of this Instant July."