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 2o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Jovis, 15o Julii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That a Commission was issued under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; with the Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand, and the Lord Viscount Falmouth on his Left; commanded the Yeoman Usher to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their 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:
Commission for proroguing the Parliament.
"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our most Dear Brother and Faithful Counsellor Edward Duke of York; Our most Dear Uncle 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 Robert Lord Henley Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Robert Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors John Earl Granville President of Our Council, John Duke of Bedford Keeper of Our Privy Seal, William Duke of Devonshire Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Bolton, Thomas Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Rutland, John Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle, Lionel Duke of Dorset; John Marquis of Tweeddale; William Earl Talbot Steward of Our Household, Francis Earl of Huntingdon, Basil Earl of Denbigh, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury, Robert Earl of Holdernesse, William Henry Earl of Rochford, George Earl of Albemarle, William Earl of Jersey, Francis Earl of Godolphin, George Earl of Cholmondeley, Thomas Earl of Kinnoul Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, John Earl of Hyndford, John Earl of Bute, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, James Earl Waldegrave, William Earl of Bath, Granville Earl Gower, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Henry Arthur Earl of Powis Comptroller of Our Household, Charles Earl of Egremont One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Richard Earl Temple, Simon Earl Harcourt, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, John Earl Delawar; Hugh Viscount Falmouth; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Richard Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Allen Lord Bathurst, Samuel Lord Sandys, William Lord Mansfield Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Wills Lord Harwich, George Lord Lyttelton, George Lord Melcombe, Thomas Lord Grantham, and John Lord Lovel and Holland, 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 Nineteenth Day of May, in the First Year of Our Reign; which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and-unto the Third Day of November, in the Second Year of Our Reign, and there lately holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant July, then to be held and fit 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, confiding 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 Fifteenth Day of this Instant July, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our said Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, unto and until Thursday the Ninth Day of September 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 Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Fourteenth Day of July, in the Second Year of Our Reign.
"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
"Yorke & Yorke."
Then 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 Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the 9th Day of September next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 9th Day of September next."