House of Lords Journal Volume 24
December 1732

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 24: December 1732', Journal of the House of Lords volume 24: 1732-1737 (1767-1830), pp. 162-163. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113995 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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December 1732

Anno 6o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Martis, 5o Decembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. King, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Foley.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had caused 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 President on his Right Hand; and the Duke of Dorset 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, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"GEORGIUS R.

"Georgius Secundus, Dei Gratia, Magn. Britann. Frane. & Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Filio et perquam Fideli Consiliario Nostro Frederico Principi Walliæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Petro Domino King Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britann. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Lancelot. Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Spencer Comiti Wilmington Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon, 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, 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, Lionel. Duci Dorset, Ph'o Dormer Comiti Chesterfield Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery, Joh'i Comiti Leicester, Thomæ Comiti Westmorland, Daniel. Comiti Winchelsea et Nottingham, Arthuro Comiti Anglesea, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ric'o Comiti Burlington, Jacobo Comiti Berkeley, Montagu Comiti Abingdon, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Will'o Comiti Coventry, Hen'co Comiti Grantham, Franc'o Comiti Godolphin, Joh'i Comiti Sutherland, Alex'ro Comiti Marchmont, Joh'i Comiti Stair, Archibald. Comiti Ilay, Hen'co Comiti Uxbridge, Georgio Comiti Halifax, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, 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 & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Domino Harrington Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Domino Delawarr, Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Will'o Domino Berkeley de Stratton, Joh'i Domino Carteret, & Rob'to Domino Raymond Capitali Justicario Nostro ad Placita coram Nobis tenenda assign. 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 et in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Januarii, Anno Primo prædicto, & ibidem modo tentum; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta & Prorogationes, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Quintum Diem Decembris prox. futur. 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 ves Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vol pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, a dicto Quinto Die Decembris, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Decimum Sextum Diem Januarii nunc prox. sequent. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. ulterius prorogandum & continuandum, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem uni versis & 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 deeet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Tricesimo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.

"Bisse & Bray."

The 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 other Lords directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, further prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of January next, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of January next."