House of Lords Journal Volume 22
September 1723


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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: September 1723', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 225-226. URL: Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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September 1723

Anno 10o Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 24o Septembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London. Comes Sutherland.
Viscount Torrington.


The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat Speaker, by virtue of a former Commission.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission granted 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 Speaker being retired to the usual Place by the State, as the Speakers do when His Majesty is present); the Earl of Sutherland in the Middle; and the Lord Viscount Torrington on his Right Hand; and the Lord Bishop of London on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The 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 Parliament.

"W. Cant.
Macclesfield, C.
Argyll & Greenwich.
R. Walpole.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Carolo Duci Somerset, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Lionel, Duci Dorset, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln, Georgio Comiti North'ton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montague Comiti Abingdon, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cowper, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, & Nic'o Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Salurem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, usque ad et in Nonum Diem Octobris ult. præterit. prorogatum fuit; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Vicesimum Quartum Diem Septembris prox. sequen. adjournatum & prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Vicesimo Quarto Die Septembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Quartum Diem Octobris prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, et omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Gulielmo Archiepiscopo Cantuar. & cæteris Custodibus & Justiciariis Regni, apud Westm. Decimo Nono Die Septembris, Anno Regni Nostri Decimo.

"Per ipsos Justiciarios, propriis Manibus signat.


Then the Earl of Sutherland said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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


1 Origin. Nostræ.