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, 13o Augusti.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 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 Thirteenth Day of this Instant August, 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 this present Parliament to be held at the aforesaid City, on the Thirteenth Day of June last past; and did command you, by Our several Writs, at the City and Day aforesaid, to be present, to treat, consent, and conclude, upon those Things which, in Our said Parliament, then and there should be proposed and treated of: And whereas We, by Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Thirteenth Day of June, unto the Sixteenth (fn. 1) July last past; and from thence, by another Writ, unto the Thirteenth Day of this Instant August; so that neither you, or any One of you, at the said Days, were bound or obliged to appear at the said City; being willing that you, and every One of you, should by Us be discharged therefrom; and, by the same Writ, We lately commanded you, and every One of you, to appear, and be personally present, on the said Thirteenth Day of August, at the City aforesaid, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which, in Our said Parliament, shall happen to be ordained: Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the said Thirteenth Day of this Instant August, unto Thursday the Six and Twentieth Day of September next following; so that neither you, or any of you, on the said Thirteenth Day of August, at the aforesaid City, are bound or obliged to appear: We will therefore that you, and every of you, shall be by Us therefrom wholly discharged; commanding, and, by the Tenor of these Presents, strictly requiring you, and every of you, and all others whom it may concern on this Behalf, that, at the said Six and Twentieth Day of September, at the aforesaid City of Westm'r, you, and every One of you, appear and be personally present, 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.