Journal of the House of Lords Volume 39, 1790-1793. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 33o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Martis, 13o Augusti 1793.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Somerville returned a Scots Peer.
The Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this Day a Certificate of the Name of the Peer 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,
I do hereby certify, that by virtue of His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the Twenty-first Day of June last 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 Registrar's Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown Office in Chancery, whereby it appears that James Lord Somerville was elected and chosen one of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland, to sit and vote in the House of Peers in this present Parliament of Great Britain.
Given under my Hand this Tenth Day of August One thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
"John Yorke, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission 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 Lord Bishop of London on his Right Hand, and the Lord Cardiff on his left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commission read."
Who being come, the Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows;
Commission for proroguing the Parment:
"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 and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellor Alexander Lord Loughborough, Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Harry Duke of Bolton, Francis Duke of Leeds, George Duke of Marlborough, James Duke of Montrose, William Henry Duke of Portland, Henry Duke of Newcastle, James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; George Marquis of Buckingham, William Marquis of Lansdown, George Marquis Townshend, Thomas Marquis of Bath, Charles Marquis Cornwallis, Francis Marquis of Hertford, Edward Earl of Derby, Basil Earl of Denbigh, John Earl of Westmorland, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George Bussy Earl of Jersey, George James, Earl of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Bute, William Earl of Dartmouth, Charles Earl of Tankerville, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, John Earl of Ashburnham, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, George Earl of Leicester, Richard Earl Howe, George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, David Earl of Mansfield, George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth, Thomas Viscount Sydney, the Right Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Counsellor Beilby Lord Bishop of London, Our well-beloved and faithful Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Lord Onslow, Thomas Lord Pelham, Jeffery Lord Amherst, Edward Lord Thurlow, Thomas Lord Walsingham, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, Richard Lord Carleton, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; James Lord Malmesbury, and William Lord Auckland, 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 Tenth Day of August, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament, from thenceforth, was prorogued by Our several Writs until and to the Twenty-fifth Day of November, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign, on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and held; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant August, then to be held, and sit 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 Thirteenth Day of August, in our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of October 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, Marquisses, 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 Seventh Day of August, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.
By the King himself, signed with His own Hand.
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 Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of October next, to be then here holden, and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of October next."