Journal of the House of Lords Volume 27, 1746-1752. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 21o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 13o Augusti, 1747.
DIE Jovis, 13o Augusti, 1747, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Secundi, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis, Fider Defensoris, &c Vicesimo Primo, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ, apud Westmonaster convenere, Domini quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt.
The King's most Excellent Majesty having, by His Writ of Summons, bearing Date at Westminster, the 22d Day of June last, appointed His Parliament to open and begin this Day,
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That there was a Writ issued under the Great Seal, for the 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 Boroughs, of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be begun and held at Our City of Westminster, on the Thirteenth 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 held at the Day and Place aroresaid, 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 especially moving, We have thought fit that Our said Parliament be prorogued unto Thursday the Tenth Day of September next ensuing, so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Thirteenth 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 Tenth Day of September, 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 Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventh Day of August, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.
"Signed by the King Himself
"Yorke & Yorke."
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,)
"May it please your Lordships,
"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the 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 Thirteenth Day of August Instant.
"The Duke of Gordon.
"Duke of Argyll
"Marquis of Tweeddale.
"Marquis of Lothian
"Earl of Craufurd.
"Earl of Rothes
"Earl of Morton.
"Earl of Moray.
"Earl of Home
"Earl of Lauderdale.
"Earl of Loudoun.
"Earl of Findlater.
"Earl of Leven
"Earl of Aberdeen
"Earl of Dunmore
"And the Earl of Hyndford.
"Witness Our Hands, this Thirteenth Day of August 1747.
"Charles Yorke and John Yorke, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery"