Anno 25o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 4o Junii.
Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's
Bench sat Speaker, by virtue of His Majesty's
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That there
was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for
the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their
Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the
Throne and the Woolfack, the Earl of Cholmondeley in
the Middle, and the Lord Berkeley on his Right Hand,
and the Lord Edgecumbe 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
Who being come, with their Speaker, the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows.
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 Son
and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland,
the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful
Counsellor Mathew Archbishop of York Primate and
Metropolitan of England, Our most Dear Cousins and
Counsellors Charles Duke of Boltor, John Duke of
Bedford, William Duke of Devonshire, 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, John Earl
of Sandwich, Richard Earl of Burlington, William
Earl of Jersey, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis
Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John Earl
of Hyndford, George Dunk Earl of Halifax, Benjamin
Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William
Earl of Harrington, William Earl of Bath, John Earl
of Buckinghamshire, Simon Earl Harcourt, the Right
Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor
Thomas Lord Bishop of London, and Our Well beloved
and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, John
Lord Berkeley of Stratton, 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 Twenty-first 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 Fourth Day of June next, 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 Fourth Day of June next,
in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our
present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Sixteenth Day of
July 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, 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, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, and
other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom,
at Westminster, the Twenty-eighth Day of May,
in the Twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.
"Yorke & Yorke."
The Commission being ended, the Earl of Cholmondeley 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 by His Royal Authority, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Sixteenth Day
of July next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Sixteenth Day of July next."