Journal of the House of Lords Volume 30, 1760-1764. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 1o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Jovis, 2o Julii.
Parliament prorogued by Writ.
"George the Third, 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 Second Day of July next, and to every of you, Greeting. Whereas We, for certain arduous and urgent 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 Nineteenth Day of May 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 sit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Nineteenth Day of May, to and until the Second Day of July following; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Nineteenth Day of May 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 Second Day of July, 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 Second Day of July, to and until Thursday the Third Day of September following, We have thought sit further to prorogue; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear, on the said Second Day of July, 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 Third Day of September, 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.