Journal of the House of Lords Volume 25, 1737-1741. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 15o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 6o Augusti.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That there was a Writ issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Well-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our Kingdom of Great Britain; and to Our Beloved and Faithful the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Shires and Burghs, of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be held at Our City of Westminster, on the Sixth Day of this Instant Month of August, and to every of you, Greeting. Whereas We, for certain arduous 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 Twenty-fifth Day of June last past; and did command You, by Our several Writs, to be present at the City and Day aforesaid, to treat, consent, and conclude, about those Things which in Our said Parliament then and there should be proposed and treated of: And whereas We did lately, by Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, think sit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Twenty-fifth Day of June, to and until the Sixth Day of August following; so that neither You, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear, on the said Twentyfifth Day of June, at the said City; being willing that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; and by the same Writ We commanded you, and every of you, to appear and be present on the said Sixth Day of August, 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, We have thought sit that Our said Parliament be further prorogued, from the said Sixth Day of August, to and until Thursday the Tenth Day of September following; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Sixth Day of August, at the aforesaid City. We also will, that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged, as to Us, therefrom; 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, do personally appear and be present on the said Thursday the Tenth Day of September next, at Our 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, John Archbishop of Canterbury, and other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Fourth Day of August, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.