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 24o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 22o Novembris.
Then Five 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, and the Lord President and Earl of Sandwich on his Right Hand and the Lord Privy Seal and the Earl of Hyndford on his Left, commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read"
Commission for proroguing the Parliament
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved 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 Wellbeloved and Faithful Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwick 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 Housel old, Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Duke of Devonshire, John Duke of Rutland, Archibald Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Marquis of Tweeddale, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and 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 of Hyndford, John Earl Granville, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath, John Larl of Buckinghamshire, Henry Viscount Lonsdale, the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Lord Bishop of London, and Our Wellbeloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgecumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, Samuel Lord Sandys, and George Lord Anson, 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 Twentyfirst Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament from thenceforth 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 Twenty-second Day of this Instant November, then to be held, and sit at Our City aforesaid Know ye nevertheless that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought sit further to prorogue Our said Parliament: Therefore We, confiding very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners, given, to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Twenty second Day of this Instant November, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, it Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Seventeenth Day of January 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 com mand all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Larls, 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 Premises, as they ought to do In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"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 Commands, further prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Seventeenth Day of January next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Seventeenth Day of January next'