Anno 9o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 12o Junii.
Domini (fn. 1) Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|Ds. Talbot, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
a Commission was 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, "That 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.
"CAROLINE R. C. R.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of
Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our most Dearly Beloved Son
and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick Prince of
Wales; to the most Reverend Father in God and Our
Faithful Counsellor William Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitain of all England; to
Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Charles
Lord Talbot Our Chancellor of Great Britain; to the
most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful
Counsellor Lancelot Archbishop of York Primate and
Metropolitan of England; to Our most Dear Cousins
and Counsellors Spencer Earl of Wilmington President
of Our Council, Francis Earl of Godolphin Keeper of
Our Privy Seal, William Duke of Devonshire Steward
of Our Household, Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household; Charles Duke of Somerset,
Charles Duke of Richmond, Charles Duke of Bolton,
John Duke of Rutland Chancellor of Our Dutchy
of Lancaster, Charles Duke of Queensberry, John Duke
of Argyll and Greenwich, James Duke of Atholl, James
Duke of Montrose, John Duke of Roxburgh, Henry
Duke of Kent, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles
Duke of Newcastle One of Our Principal Secretaries
of State, James Duke of Chandos, Lionel Duke of
Dorset; James Earl of Derby, Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, John Earl of Leicester, Thomas
Earl of Westmorland, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, William
Earl of Essex, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Arthur Earl of Anglesea, Charles Earl of Carlisle,
Richard Earl of Burlington, James Earl of Berkeley,
Montagu Earl of Abingdon, Richard Earl of Scarbrough, William Earl of Coventry, Henry Earl of Grantham, Charles Earl of Selkirk, Alexander Earl of
Marchmont, John Earl of Stair, Archibald Earl of
Ilay, Henry Earl of Uxbridge, George Earl of Halifax,
James Earl Waldegrave; Charles Viscount Townshend,
Henry Viscount Lonsdale, Richard Viscount Cobham,
Pattee Viscount Torrington; to the Right Reverend
Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Edmund
Lord Bishop of London; to Our Well-beloved and
Faithful Counsellors John Lord Hervey Vice-chamberlain of Our Household, William Lord Harrington
One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John
Lord Delawarr Treasurer of Our Household, William
Lord Berkeley of Stratton, John Lord Carteret, and
Philip Lord Hardwicke our Chief Justice appointed
to hold Pleas before us, Greeting. Whereas We
have lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs,
concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordained this
Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our
City of Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of June, in
the Eighth Year of Our Reign; which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our
several Writs, until and to the Fourteenth Day of
January last, and there lately holden; and from
thence, by several Adjournments, was adjourned and
prorogued to and until Thursday the Twelfth Day
of this Instant June, then to be held and fit at Our
City of Westminster aforesaid: Know ye nevertheless
that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations
Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to
prorogue Our said Parliament: Therefore We, considing very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and
Circumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of
Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners; giving
to you, or to any Three or more of you, by Virtue
of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the
said Twelfth Day of this Instant June, in Our Name,
further to prorogue and continue Our present Parlia
ment, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and
unto Thursday the One and Thirtieth of July now
next following, there then to be held and fit: And
therefore We command you diligently (fn. 2) attend to
the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and
singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls,
Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at
Our said Parliament by virtue of these Presents, that
they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the
Premises, as they ought to do. In Witness whereof,
We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"Witness Caroline, Queen of Great Britain,
&c. Guardian of the said Realm, &c. at Westminster, the Eleventh Day of June, in the
Ninth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Queen Herself, signed with Her own
"Bisse & Bray."
Then the Lord Chancellor said,
"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 Thursday the One and
Thirtieth Day of July next, to be then here held:
And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to
Thursday the One and Thirtieth Day of July next."