Anno 22o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 13o Octobris.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
|Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal,
for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."
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 Earl of Godolphin on his Right Hand,
and the Lord Delawarr on his Left, commanded the
Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the
Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire then 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, (videlicet,)
Commission for proroguing the Parliament.
Gower, C P S
"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
Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland,
Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Philip
Lord Hardwicke Our Chancellor of Great Britain,
the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Matthew Archbishop of York Primate
and Metropolitan of England, Our most Dear Cousins
and Counsellors Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Somerset,
Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford One
of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Duke of
Rutland, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England,
John Marquis of Tweeddale, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea
and Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Richard Earl
of Burlington, William Earl of Coventry, William Earl
of Jersey, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Earl
Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John Earl Granville, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our
Household, William Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghomshire, Henry Viscount Lonsdale, and Our Wellbeloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst,
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 Thirteenth Day of August, in the Twentyfirst Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament
from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our several
Writs, until and to the Tenth Day of November, in
the Twenty-first Year aforesaid, and there lately
holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments
and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued
to and until Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this
Instant October, 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,
confiding very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and
On cumspection, 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 Thirteenth Day of this Instant October, in
Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our
present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of
November now next following, there then to be held
and sit, 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, Burgestes, 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 obey ought to do In
Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
"Witness, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, and
other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom,
at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of October, in the Twenty-second Year of Our
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdon, signed with their own Hands.
"Yorke and Yorke."
The Commission being ended;
The Lord Chancellor said,
"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 Tuesday the
Twenty ninth Day of November next, to be then
here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of November next"
3o Martii, 1762,
Hitherto examined by us,