House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 17 February 1713

Pages 501-502

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Anno 11° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 17 Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Meneven.
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham, Præses.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Leeds.
Dux Montagu.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Berkshire.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Greenwich.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Mar.
Comes Linlithgow.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Findlater.
Comes Play.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Dartmouth.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Kilsyth.
Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Stawell.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gernsey.
Ds. Cowper.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Mountjoy.
Ds. Burton.
Ds. Mansel.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.


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.

D. of Leeds takes his Seat.

This Day Peregrine Duke of Leeds fat first in Parliament, after the Death of his Father Thomas Duke of Leeds; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

E. of Linlithgow takes the Oaths.

Also James Earl of Linlithgow took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

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 Lord President 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, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor. &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Simoni Domino Harcourt Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Comiti de Oxon. & Comiti Mortimer Magno Thesaurario Nostro, Magnæ Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham & 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, & Henrico Vicecomiti Bullingbroke Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum suit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in instantem Diem Martis, Decimum Septimum Diem Februarii, adjournatum & prorogatum suit; apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prædict. ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Tertium Diem Martii nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitat. & Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westmonaster. Decimo Septimo Die Februarii, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.


Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

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

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission to us directed, and now read, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, further prorogue this present Parliament to Tuesday the Third Day of March next: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Third Day of March next."