House of Lords Journal Volume 29: July 1757

Pages 189-190

Journal of the House of Lords Volume 29, 1756-1760. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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July 1757

DIE Veneris, 1o Julii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bristol.
Robertus Henleius Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Warwick.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Archer.


This Day Sir Robert Henley Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, sat first as Speaker.


Robertus Henleius Miles, Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Julii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 4o Julii.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cantuar.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Rutland, Senescallus.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Dorset.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Clifton.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Archer.


The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

The King present:

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "It is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker, His Majesty spake as follows:

His Majesty's Speech.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"After so long and diligent an Attendance upon the Publick Business, it is Time that I should given you some Recess: But I cannot put an End to the Session, without expressing my entire Satisfaction in the many Proofs I have received of your Zeal and Affection for My Person and Government, and of your unfeigned Concern for My Honour and real Support.

"The Succour and Preservation of My Dominions in America have been My constant Care; and, next to the Security of My Kingdoms, they shall continue to be My great and principal Object: And I have taken such Measures as, I trust, by the Blessing of God, may effectually disappoint the Designs of My Enemies in those Parts.

"I have had no other View but to vindicate the just Rights of My Crown and Subjects from the most injurious Encroachments; to preserve Tranquillity, as far as the Circumstances of Things might admit; and to prevent our true Friends and the Liberties of Europe from being oppressed or endangered by any unprovoked and unnatural Conjunction.

"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

"I thank you for the large Supplies which you have so chearfully and unanimously given Me. It affords Me great Pleasure, that the frugal Use made of the Considence reposed in Me the last Year has been an Inducement to you to renew the same; and you may be assured that it shall be applied only to the Purposes for which it was intended.

"I shall be particularly attentive to reduce all unnecessary Expences, in order the better to provide for the great and requisite Services of the War.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"I have nothing to desire of you, but what is equally essential to your own Interest and to My Service. Let it be your constant Endeavour to promote Harmony and good Agreement amongst My faithful Subjects, that, by our Union at Home, we may be the better able to repel and frustrate Abroad the dangerous Designs of the Enemies of My Crown."

Which being ended;

The Lord Keeper having received Directions from His Majesty, and being returned to His former Place, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the Eleventh Day of August next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Eleventh Day of August next."