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 23o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 14o Septembris
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Sandwich on his Left, commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire then immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."
Who being come, with their Speaker,
The Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows, (videlicet,)
Commission for proroguing the Parliament
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our most Dear and Entirelybeloved Son and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick Prince of Wales, Our most Dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England, Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwicke Our Chancellor of Great Britain, the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Matthew Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England, Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors Lionel Duke of Dorset President of Our Council, John Earl Gower Keeper of Our Privy Seal, Charles Duke of Marlborough Steward of Our Household, Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Richmond, Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Duke of Devonshire, John Duke of Rutland, Archibold Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregive Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Marquis of Tweeddale, Henry Earl of Pembroke & Montgomery, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Richard Earl of Burlington, William Earl of Coventry, William Earl of Jersey, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John Earl Granville, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Henry Viscount Lonsdale, Richard Viscount Cobham, the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London, and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgecumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, and Samuel Lord Sandys, Greeting Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of August in the Twenty first Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament from thence was prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and to the Tenth Day of November, in the Twenty-first Year aforesaid, and there lately holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Fourteenth Day of this Instant September, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid Know ye nevertheless that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue our said Parliament Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners, giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Fourteenth Day of this Instant September, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Sixteenth Day of November now next following, there then to be held and sit And therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Pre mises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Seventh Day of September, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.
"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
"Yorke and Yorke"
The Commission being ended,
The Lord Chancellor said,
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Royal Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the 16th Day of November next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 16th Day of November next"
3o Martii, 1762 Hitherto examined by us,