House of Lords Journal Volume 17
4 November 1703

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 17: 4 November 1703', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 17: 1701-1705 (1767-1830), pp. 329-330. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14676 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 4 Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Southampton.
Dux Bolton.
Comes Kent.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Holdernosse.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Bernard.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Gernsey.

PRAYERS.

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

Then the Lords Commissioners, being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Keeper in the Middle; the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the Earl of Bradford on his Right Hand; the Lord Bishop of London and the Lord Granville on his Left Hand; commanded the Deputy 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:

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Anna R.

"Anna, Dei Gratla, Angl. Scoc. Franc. et Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Marito Nostro Principl Georgio de Denmark, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Nathan Wrighte Militi Custodi Magni Sigilli Nostri Angl. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Sidney Domino Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Angl. Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery Præsidenti Concilli Nostri, Joh'i Duci de Comitatu Buckingham et de Normanby Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'mo Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormond, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Joh'i Duci Marlborough, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Carolo Comiti Carliol. Comiti Marescallo Angl. Ed'r'o Comiti Jerzey Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Dorset & Middl'x, Georgio Comiti Northampton, Carolo Comiti Manchester, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Thomæ Comiti Thanet, Carolo Comiti Burlington, Carolo Bodville Comiti Radnor, Montagu Comiti Abingdon Constabulario Turris Nostræ London. Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Daniel. Comiti Nottingham (fn. *) Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Laurentio Comiti Roffen. Rad'o Comiti Montagu, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Hen'co Comiti Romney, Thomæ Vicecomiti Weymouth, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Henrico Episcopo London. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Thomæ Domino Wharton, Joh'i Domino Poulett de Hinton St. George, Rob'to Domino Lexington, Will'o Domino Dartmouth, Joh'i Domino Granville, Heneagio Domino Gernsey, Joh'i Leveson Domino Gower Cancellario Ducatus (fn. †) Nostri Lancastr. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angl. et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Octavum Diem Octobris tunc proximum sequen. prorogatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournationes, ad et in instantem Diem Jovis, Quartum Diem Novembris, prorogatum et adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, ibidem tunc tenendum et prosequendum: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis et Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, et Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, de Avisamento et Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, et aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem et Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Nonum Diem hujus instantis Novembris, apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequendum; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exercendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Quarto Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Keeper said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission now read, and to us directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Ninth Day of this Instant November: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Ninth Day of this Instant November."

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* Origin, Uno.
Origin. Nostræ.