House of Lords Journal Volume 15
25 October 1694

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 25 October 1694', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 428. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12069 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 25 Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Norwic.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Berkeley.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Lucas.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That Her Majesty had sent a Commission for the further proroguing of this Parliament."

Then the Lords Commissioners, in their Robes, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; and the Earl of Oxford on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Stamford on his Left Hand; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons; and let them know, "That the Commissioners desire they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Maria R.

"Gulielmus & Maria, Dei Gratia, Angl. Scociæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Rex & Regina, Fidei Defensores, &c. Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Sommers Militi Domino Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl., Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Duci Leeds Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Pembr. et Montgomery Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Henrico Duci Norfolc. Comiti Marescallo Angl., Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Bolton, Carolo Duci Salop. Uni Primar. Secretariorum Nostrorum, Will'o Duci Bedford, Joh'i Marchioni de Normanky, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl., Carolo Comiti Dors. et Midd'x Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Alberico Comiti Oxon. Joh'i Comiti Bridgewater, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Joh'i Comiti Bathon. Danieli Comiti Nottingham, Laurencio Comiti Roffen. Will'o Comiti Portland, Thomæ Comiti Fauconberge, Carolo Comiti Monmouth, Rad'o Comiti Montagu, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Henrico Comiti Romney Gardiano Quinque Portuum Nostrorum, ac Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Lexington, Carolo Domino Cornwallis, Sidney Domino Godolphin, & Henrico Domino Capell, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in Vicesimum Tertium Diem Maii tunc proxime sequen. continuatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes & Adjournationes, ad & in Vicesimum Quintum Diem instantis Octobris prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum & prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Protestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, ad & in Sextum Diem Novembris jam proxime futur. usque prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ca in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, sirmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras sieri fecimus Patentes.

"Testibus Nobis ipsis, apud Westm. Vicesimo Quinto Die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Chute."

Which being ended; the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Their Majesties Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Their Majesties Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Sixth Day of November next: And accordingly this Parliament is prorogued to Tuesday the Sixth Day of November next."