House of Lords Journal Volume 22
August 1724

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 22: August 1724', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 22: 1722-1726 (1767-1830), pp. 339-340. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113801 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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August 1724

Anno 11o Georgii Regis.

DIE Jovis, 27o Augusti.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Macclesfield, Cancellarius.
Ds. Carleton, Præses.
Viscount Harcourt.
Ds. Carteret.

His Majesty having been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament;

Four 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 President and Lord Carteret on his Right Hand; and the Lord Viscount Harcourt on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman 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 Parliament.

"GEORGIUS R.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidci Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Eideli Consiliario Nostro Georgio Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Comiti Macclesfield Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Domini Carleton Præsidenti Conciln Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Evelyn Duci Kingston Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Joh'i Duci Argyll & Greenwich Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Graston Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Will'o Duci Devon, Hen'co Duci Kent, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angliæ, Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Lincoln. Georgio Comiti Northampton, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Jucobo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater & Seafield, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Will'o Comiti Cadogan, Thomæ Comiti Coningesby, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Primario Secretario Nostro, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Simon. Vicecomiti Harcourt, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed's Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Nic'o Domino Lechmere Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britann. & 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, prorogatum fuit usque ad & in Nonum Diem Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Nono; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Septimum Diem hujus instantis Augusti, 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 Septimo Die Augusti, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Quartum Diem Septembris prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius 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, & 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.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Quarto Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Undecimo.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Chancellor 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 present Parliament to Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of September next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Thursday the Twenty-fourth Day of September next."

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1 Origin. Nostræ.