House of Lords Journal Volume 21
November 1720

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: November 1720', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 367-368. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113444 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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November 1720

Anno 7o Georgii Regis.

DIE Veneris, 25o Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Kent.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes), being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Chamberlain on his Right Hand; and Earl Stanhope on his Left; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

GEORGIUS R.

Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio et perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Parker Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britann. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Evelyn Duci Kingston Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Joh'i Duci Argyl et Greenwich Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Bolton, Joh'i Duci Marlborough Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, et Jacobo Comiti Stanhope Primario Secretario Nostro, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magn. Britann. et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum et tentum fuit; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Veneris, Vicesimum Quintum Diem hujus instantis Novembris, prorogatum est, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Veneris, Vicesimo Quinto Die hujus instantis Mensis Novembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Octavum Diem Mensis Decembris nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchiombus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, et omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Prætcu tium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Septimo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Examined by us,
Clarendon.
Warrington.
Hu. Bristol.
De Lawarr.
Ducie.

Then the Lord Chancellor said.

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and to us and others directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this present Parliament to Thursday the Eighth Day of December next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Eighth Day of December next."