House of Lords Journal Volume 26
September 1745

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1767-1830

Pages

503-504

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Lords Journal Volume 26: September 1745', Journal of the House of Lords volume 26: 1741-1746 (1767-1830), pp. 503-504. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114215 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

September 1745

Anno 19o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 19o Septembris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Bedford.
Viscount Torrington.

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 the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the Lords Commissioners to put on their Robes.

The House was resumed.

Then Four 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 Duke of Bedford and Lord Viscount Torrington 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.

"GEORGE R.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick Prince of Wales, Our most Dear Son and most faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor John Archbishop of Canterbury Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our Wellbeloved and faithful Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwicke Our Chancellor of Great Britain; the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Thomas Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most Dear Cousin and Counsellor Lionel Duke of Dorset President of Our Council; Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor John Lord Gower Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors 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 Bedford, John Duke of Rutland, John Duke of Montague, Charles Duke of Queensberry, Archibald Duke of Argyll, James Duke of Atholl, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, Thomas Holles Duke of Newcastle One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Marquis of Tweeddale One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Henry Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Richard Earl of Burlington, William Earl of Coventry, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John Earl of Stair, John Earl Granville, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William Earl of Harrington One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, William Earl of Bath, Henry Viscount Lonsdale, Richard Viscount Cobham, Pattee Viscount Torrington; the Right Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Edmund Lord Bishop of London; and Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst, John Lord Hobart, John Lord Monson, Richard Lord Edgecumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, and Samuel Lord Sandys, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of June, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign; which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and to the First Day of December, in the Fifteenth Year aforesaid, and there lately holden; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant September, then to be held, and sit 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 Nineteenth Day of this Instant September, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Seventeenth Day of October now next following, there then to be held and fit; and therefore We command you, that you diligently 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 Ourself, at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of September, in the Nineteenth Year of Our Reign.

"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.

"Bisse."

The Commission being ended;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament Prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

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

Feb, 26th, 1762. Hitherto examined by us,

Shaftesbury.
Abercorn.
Delawarr.
Cathcart.