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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DIE Jovis, 8o Octobris.
"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, 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, the Eighth Day of this Instant October, 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 aforesaid City, on 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, by Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Thirteenth Day of August unto the Tenth Day of September last past, and from thence, by another Writ, unto the Eighth Day of this Instant October, so that neither you nor any of you should be held or obliged to appear on the said Day 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 lately commanded you and every of you to appear and be personally present on the said Eighth Day of this Instant October, at the City aforesaid, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which in Our said Parliament should happen to be ordained Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations Us hereunto especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the said Eighth Day of this Instant October, unto Tuesday the Tenth Day of November next following, so that neither you nor any of you should be held or obliged to appear on the said Eighth Day of this Instant October, at the aforesaid City We will, therefore, 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 November, 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.