Journal of the House of Lords Volume 38, 1787-1790. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 30o Januarii 1788.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Bp. Gloucester to preach for Bp. Lincoln.
Bp. London takes the Oaths.
Ld. Cathcart returned a Scotch Peer.
This Day the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered in a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of Scotland, who by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation was chosen to sit and vote in this House, in the Room of George Earl of Dalhousie, deceased; which was read by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)
I do hereby certify, that by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the Thirtieth Day of No vember 1787, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals of George Home and Robert Sinclair Esquires, Two of the principal Clerks of Session attending the Election after mentioned, in virtue of the Lord Clerk Registrars Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown Office in Chancery; whereby it appears, that William Shaw Lord Cathcart was elected and chosen to sit and vote in the House of Peers, in this present Parliament, in the Room of George Earl of Dalhousie, deceased. Given under my Hand this Thirtieth Day of January 1788.