Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].
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Die Martis, 22° Novembris 1831.
DOMINI præsentes fuerunt:
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 Duke of Richmond on his Right Hand, and The Lord Holland 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; (vizt.)
Commission for Proroguing the Parliament:
"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Ernest Augustus Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor William Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor Edward Venables Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most dear Cousin and Councillor Henry Marquess of Lansdowne, President of Our Council; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillor John George Lord Durham, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors William Spencer Duke of Devonshire, Chamberlain of Our Household; Bernard Edward Duke of Norfolk, Charles Duke of Richmond, George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, John Duke of Bedford, Alexander Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, George Duke of Gordon, James Duke of Montrose, William Henry Duke of Portland, Charles Duke of Dorset, Hugh Duke of Northumberland, Augustus Frederick Duke of Leinster, Arthur Duke of Wellington, Richard Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Marquess Wellesley, Steward of Our Household; Charles Ingoldsby Marquess of Winchester, George Granville Leveson Marquess of Stafford, Francis Charles Marquess of Hertford, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, Henry William Marquess of Anglesey, George James Horatio Marquess of Cholmondeley, Charles William Marquess of Londonderry, Henry Marquess Conyngham, Robert Marquess of Westminster, Edward Earl of Derby, John Earl of Westmorland, George Earl of Carlisle, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, William Charles Earl of Albemarle, George Earl of Jersey, William George Earl of Errol, Thomas Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Thomas Earl of Haddington, James Earl of Lauderdale, George Earl of Aberdeen, Archibald John Earl of Rosebery, Charles Augustus Earl of Tankerville, George Earl of Macclesfield, William Earl Fitzwilliam, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, John Charles Earl of Clarendon, Charles Earl Talbot, Richard Earl of Mount Edgecumbe, James George Earl of Courtown, Robert Earl of Roden, John Earl of Clare, James Earl of Rosslyn, Richard Earl of Clancarty, Edward Earl of Powis, Charles Earl Grey, Dudley Earl of Harrowby, William Earl Cathcart, John Earl of Eldon, Richard William Earl Howe, William Pitt Earl Amherst, John William Earl of Dudley, Henry Viscount Hereford, Percy Clinton Sydney Viscount Strang ford, William Viscount Melbourne, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth, Thomas William Viscount Anson, Granville Leveson Viscount Granville, William Carr Viscount Beresford, Frederick John Viscount Goderich, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; The Right Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor Charles James Lord Bishop of London; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Peter Robert Lord Willoughby de Eresby, Henry Richard Lord Holland, Thomas Lord Foley, George Lord Carteret, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, George Lord Auckland, Charles George Lord Arden, Alleyne Lord Saint Helens, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Thomas Lord Manners, Rowland Lord Hill, William Lord Maryborough, William Lord Stowell, Nicholas Lord Bexley, Charles Lord Farnborough, John Singleton Lord Lyndhurst, Charles Lord Tenterden, William Lord Plunket, Henry Lord Cowley, Charles Lord Stuart de Rothesay, William Lord Heytesbury, Thomas Lord Wallace, William Draper Lord Wynford and George James Lord Dover, Greeting: Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin and be holden at Our City of Westminster upon the Fourteenth Day of June, in the First Year of Our Reign, on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments and by Prorogation, hath been adjourned and prorogued to and until Tuesday the Twenty-second Day of November instant, then to be holden and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye, 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 any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority in Our. Name further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament at Our City of Westminster aforesaid from Tuesday the Twenty-second Day of November instant until and unto Tuesday the Sixth Day of December now next following, there then to be holden and sit; and therefore We command you that you diligently attend the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in Manner aforesaid: We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquesses, 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 Twenty-first Day of November, in the Second 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 Sixth Day of December next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Sixth Day of December next."