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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Anno 1° Gulielmi Quarti.
Die Martis, 14° Septembris 1830, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Gulielmi Quarti, Dei Gratiâ, Britanniarum Regis, Fidei Defensoris, Primo; in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Britanniarum 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 St. James's the Twentyfourth Day of July last, appointed His Parliament to open and begin this Day:
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; (viz t.)
"William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith; To Our well-beloved and faithful the Prelates, Nobles and Peers of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and to Our beloved and faithful the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of Our said United Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament to be begun and holden at Our City of Westminster on the Fourteenth Day of the Month of September now next ensuing, and to every of you, Greeting: Whereas We, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, did ordain the said Parliament to be holden 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 Tuesday the Twenty-sixth Day of October now next ensuing, so that neither you nor any of you should he held or obliged to appear on the said Fourteenth Day of September 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 Twentysixth Day of October 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 United Kingdom (by God's Assistance) shall happen to be ordained.
"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of August, in the First Year of Our Reign.
By The King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
Return of Peers for Scotland, delivered.
The Deputy 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; (viz t.)
"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 the Members of the House of Peers, for and on the Behalf of that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland, in the Parliament of the said United Kingdom, which is to meet on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of September 1830.
"The Marquesses of Queensberry and Tweeddale.
"Earls of Erroll.
"Viscounts of Arbuthnott and
"Witness my Hand, this Thirteenth Day of September 1830.
"Bathurst, Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."