Anno 15o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 6o Augusti.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Comes Wilmington, Præses.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That
there was a Writ issued, under the Great Seal, for
the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of
Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our Well-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our Kingdom
of Great Britain; and to Our Beloved and Faithful
the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners
for Shires and Burghs, of Our said Kingdom, called
and chosen to Our Parliament, to be held at Our City
of Westminster, on the Sixth Day of this Instant Month
of August, and to every of you, Greeting. Whereas
We, for certain arduous and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of
Great Britain and the Church, did ordain the said
Parliament to be begun, and held at the City of
Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of June last past;
and did command You, by Our several Writs, to be
present at the City and Day aforesaid, to treat, consent, and conclude, about those Things which in Our
said Parliament then and there should be proposed
and treated of: And whereas We did lately, by
Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us
thereunto especially moving, think sit to prorogue
Our said Parliament, from the same Twenty-fifth Day
of June, to and until the Sixth Day of August following; so that neither You, nor any of you, should
be held or obliged to appear, on the said Twentyfifth Day of June, at the said City; being willing
that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged
as to Us therefrom; and by the same Writ We
commanded you, and every of you, to appear and be
present on the said Sixth Day of August, at Our said
City, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things
which in Our said Parliament should happen to be
ordained: Nevertheless, for certain pressing Causes
and Considerations Us especially thereunto moving,
We have thought sit that Our said Parliament be
further prorogued, from the said Sixth Day of August,
to and until Thursday the Tenth Day of September
following; so that neither you, nor any of you, should
be held or obliged to appear on the said Sixth Day
of August, at the aforesaid City. We also will,
that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged,
as to Us, therefrom; commanding, and, by the
Tenor of these Presents, strictly requiring you, and
every of you, and all others whom this may concern,
that you, and every of you, do personally appear and
be present on the said Thursday the Tenth Day of
September next, at Our said City of Westminster, to
treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things
which, in Our said Parliament, by the common
Council of Our said Kingdom, by God's Assistance,
shall happen to be ordained.
"Witness, John Archbishop of Canterbury, and
other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom,
at Westminster, the Fourth Day of August, in
the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom,
signed with their own Hands.