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 Martis, 19o Maii, 1761.
DIE Martis, 19o Maii, 1761, Annoque Regni Sereniffimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ, Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Primo; in superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster, convenere, Domini quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:
The King's most Excellent Majesty having, by His Writ of Summons, bearing Date at Westminster the 21st Day of March last, appointed His Parliament to open and begin this Day:
Parliament prorogued by Writ.
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Writ to be issued, under the Great Seal, for proroguing the Parliament."
And the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
"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 Nineteenth Day of this Instant Month of May, 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 held at the Day and Place aforesaid; 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: Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations, Us at this Time especially moving, We have thought fit that Our said Parliament be prorogued unto Thursday the Second Day of July next ensuing, so that neither you, nor any of you, shall be held or obliged to appear on the said Nineteenth Day of May 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 Second Day of July next ensuing, 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.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign.
"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
"Yorke & Yorke."
Return of the 16 Peers for Scotland.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this Day a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers, chosen, summoned, and certified, to sit and vote in this House, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; who attending at the Table with the Original Return, the same was compared with the said Certificate, and found to agree therewith, and is as follows; videlicet,
"May it please your Lordships,
"These are the Names of the Sixteen Peers, who, according to the Act in that Case made and provided, are chosen, summoned, and certified, to be Members of the House of Peers, for and on the Behalf of that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, in the Parliament of Great Britain, which is to meet on Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of May, 1761.
The Duke of Argyll.
Marquis of Tweeddale.
Earl of Rothes.
Earl of Morton.
Earl of Eglinton.
Earl of Moray.
Earl of Home.
Earl of Abercorn.
Earl of Loudoun.
Earl of Breadalbane.
Earl of Dunmore.
Earl of March.
Earl of Marchmont.
Earl of Bute.
Viscount of Stormont; and,
The Lord Cathcart.
"Witness Our Hands, this Nineteenth Day of May, 1761.
J. Yorke, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."