House of Lords Journal Volume 23
November 1729

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: November 1729', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 447-448. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113950 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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November 1728

Anno 3o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 20o Novembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

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

Parliament prorogued.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Commission to be 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 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 Privy Seal on his Right Hand; and the 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.

"GEORGIUS R.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britanniæ, Franc. et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio et perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britann. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Domino Trevor Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis et 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 Nostr. Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyll et Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Hen'co Duci Kent, Peregrin. Duci de Ancaster et Kesteven Magno Camerario Angl. Thomæ Holles Duci Newcastle Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Chandos, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et 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 et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Ed'o Episcopo London. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, et Spencer Domino Wilmington, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Octavo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii, Anno Primo prædicto, modo tentum; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta et Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Vicesimum Diem hujus instantis Novembris, adjournatum et prorogatum suit, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, 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, a dicto Vicesimo Die hujus Instantis Novembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Decimum Tertium Diem Januari nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. ulterius prorogandum et continuandum, ibidem tune 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, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, et omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, 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. Decimo Nono Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

Which Commission being read; 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 Parliament to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of January next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of January next."