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, 25o Junii, 1741
DIE Jovis, 25o Junii, 1741, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Decimo Quinto, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti (fn. 1) Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.|
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
"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 begun and held at Our City of Westminster, on the Twentyfifth Day of this Instant Month of June, 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 held at the Day and Place aforesaid; 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: Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations Us at this Time specially moving, We have thought fit that Our said Parliament be prorogued unto Thursday the Sixth Day of August next ensuing; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Twenty-fifth Day of June, 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 Sixth Day of August, 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.
Return of the Peers for Scotland delivered.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this Day a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers, chosen, summoned, and certified, to sit and vote in this House, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; who, at the Table, attending with the Original Return, the same was compared with the said Certificate, and found to agree therewith, and is as follows; (videlicet,)
"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the late Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned, and certified, to be Members of the House of Lords, for and on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the Parliament of Great Britain which is to meet the 25th of June Instant: