House of Lords Journal Volume 23
July 1729

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: July 1729', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 441-442. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113947 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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July 1728

Anno 2o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, 22o Julii.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Ds. Trevor, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Viscount Torrington.
Ds. Wilmington.

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

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to put on their Robes.

The House was resumed.

Then 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 Privy Seal on his Right Hand; and the Lord Viscount Torrington and Lord Wilmington on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, That 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.

"CAROLINE R. C. R.

Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio & perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britann. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consilario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Lionel. Duci Dorset Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Graston Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Joh'i Duci Rutland Cancellario Ducatus (fn. 1) Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyll & Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Kent, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster & Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Hen'co Comiti Grantham, Fran'co Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Findlater et Seafield, Alex'ro Comiti Marchmont, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Talbot Comiti Sussex, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Hen'co Vicecomiti Lonsdale, Ric'o Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, et Spencer Domino Wilmington, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii, Anno Primo præd. & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Vicesimum Secundum Diem hujus instantis Julii, adjournatum et prorogatum fuit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, et 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 considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Vicesimo Secundo Die hujus instantis Julii, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Decimum Sextum Diem Septembris nunc 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 Carolina Regina Magnæ Britann. &c. Custode ejusdem Regni, &c. apud Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which Commission being read; the Lord Chancellor said,

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"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 Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of September next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of September next."

Footnotes

1 Origin. Nostræ.