Journal of the House of Lords Volume 24, 1732-1737. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 8o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Martis, 16oJulii.
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That His Majesty had granted a Writ under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our Dearly-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Lords, of Our Kingdom of Great Britain; and to Our Beloved and Faithful the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for the Counties and Boroughs of Our said Kingdom; called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be held at Our City of Westminster the Sixteenth Day of this Instant July, and to every One of you, Greeting. Whereas We, for certain difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, did ordain the said Parliament to be begun and held at the City of Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of June last past; and did command you, by Our several Writs, to be present, at the said City and Day, to treat, consent, and conclude, about those Things which, in Our said Parliament, should then and there be propounded and treated of: And whereas We have (by Our Writ), for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Thirteenth Day of June, to and until the said Sixteenth Day of this Instant July; so that neither you, nor any of you, on the said Thirteenth Day of June, at Our said City, are bound or obliged to appear; being willing that you, and every One of you, should be by Us therefrom wholly discharged; and, by the same Writ, We very lately commanded you, and every of you, to appear, and be present, on the said Sixteenth Day of this Instant July, at Our said City, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which in Our said Parliament should happen to be ordained: Nevertheless, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially thereunto moving, Our said Parliament, from the said Sixteenth Day of this Instant July, to and until Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August next following, We have thought fit further to prorogue; so that neither you, or any One of you, on the said Sixteenth Day of this Instant July, at Our said City, are bound or obliged to appear; also We will, that you, and every of you, be by Us therefrom fully discharged; commanding, and, by the Tenor of these Presents, strictly requiring you, and every of you, and all others whom this may concern, that you, and every of you, personally appear, and be present, on the said Thirteenth Day of August, at the said City of Westminster, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which, in Our said Parliament, by the common Council of Our said Kingdom (by God's Assistance), shall happen to be ordained.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of July, in the Eighth Year of Our Reign.
"Signed by the King Himself.
"Bisse & Bray."
"A Writ to prorogue the Parliament from the Second Summons.