House of Lords Journal Volume 23
November 1730

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 23: November 1730', Journal of the House of Lords volume 23: 1727-1731 (1767-1830), pp. 586-587. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113964 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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November 1729

Anno 4o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 19o Novembris. (fn. 1)

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor. Ds. King, Cancellarius. Comes Wilmington, Custos Privati Sigilli.

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; with the Lord Archbishop of York on his Right Hand; and the Lord Privy Seal 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. Britan. Franc. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio et perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'e Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Spencer Comiti Wilmington Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Carolo Duci Grafton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset, Carolo Duci Bolton, Joh'i Duci Rutland Cancellario Ducatus Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Duci Queensberry, Joh'i Duci Argyll et Greenwich, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Job'i Ducr 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, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Ph'o Comiti Chesterfield Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Daniel. Comiti Winchelsea et Nottingham, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Richardo Comiti Scarbrough, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Henrico Comiti Grantham, Francisco Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Alexandro Comiti Marchmont, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Henrico Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Talbot Comiti Sussex, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Hen'co Vicecomiti Lonsdale, Richardo Vicecomiti Cobham, Hugon. Vicecomiti Falmouth, Georgio Vicecomiti Torrington, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Edmundo Episcopo Londin. Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Harrington Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Roberto Domino Bingley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, 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 Dic Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quod Parliamentum Nostrum abinde, per separalia Brevia Nostra, prorogatum fuit usque ad et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii, Anno Primo prædicto, & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Decimum Nonum Diem hujus instantis Mensis Novembris, 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 Decimo Nono Die hujus instantis Mensis Novembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Jovis, Decimum Septimum Diem Decembris prox. sequent. 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, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus & Burgis, & omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Pæsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri secimus Patentes.

Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Duodecimo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto.

Per ipsum Regem.

Bisse & Bray.

The Commission being ended;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

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1 Desunt.