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, 10o Septembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury declared in the House, "That there was a Writ issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing 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, and so forth, 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, and 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 Tenth Day of this instant Month of September, 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 Thirteenth Day of August 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 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 August, to and until the Tenth Day of September following; 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; being willing that you and every of you be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom, and, by the same Writ, We very lately commanded you and every of you to appear and be present on the said Tenth Day of September, 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 Tenth Day of September, to and until Thursday the Eighth Day of October following, We have thought fit further to prorogue; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear, on the said Tenth Day of September, 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 Eighth Day of October, 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 Eighth Day of September, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign.
"Signed by the King Himself.
"Yorke and Yorke."