House of Lords Journal Volume 18
13 April 1708

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 13 April 1708', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 569-570. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29667 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Anno 7 Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 13 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Schonburg.
Comes Derby.
Comes Essex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Seafield.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Halifax.

PRAYERS.

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

Then the Commissioners, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Earl of Cholmondeley on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Derby and Earl of Seafield on his Left; commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Commissioners desire them to come, and hear the said Commission read."

Who being come; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"ANNA R.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Marito Nostro Principi Georgio de Denmark, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Magnæ Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Johanni Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Magnæ Britanniæ, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Johanni Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonburg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Johanni Duci Marlborough, Rad'o Duci Montagu, Jacobo Duci Queensberry, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Rob'to Marchioni Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Hen'co Marchioni Kanc. Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Jacobo Comiti Derby Cancellario Ducat. (fn. *) Nostri Lancastr. Carolo Comiti Manchester, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Carolo Comiti Sunderland Uni Primar. Secretariorum Nostrorum, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Fran'co Comiti Bradford Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Thomæ Comiti Wharton, Joh'i Comiti Poulett, Hugon. Comiti Cholmondeley, Hen'co Comiti Bindon Vicemarescallo Angl. Joh'i Comiti Mar, Hugon. Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Seafield, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Reverendo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Episcopo London. ac Prædilectis & Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Lexington, & Will'o Domino Dartmouth, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Angl. & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Quarto Die Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Quarto, inchoari & teneri ordinavimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in Sextum Diem Septembris tunc prox. sequen. prorogatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes & Adjournamenta, ad & in Tricesimum Diem Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto, prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam: Cumque Proclamationem Nostram Regalem sub Magno Sigillo Nostro Angl. Vicesimo Nono Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Sexto, emanari fecimus; & perinde, secundum Formam Statut. in eo Casu nuper edit. & provis. declaravimus expediens esse Dominos Parliamenti Angl. & Milites, Cives, & Burgenses, tunc Parliamenti Angl. Membra fore respectivarum Domuum Primi Parliamenti Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, ex Parte Angl.: Cumque etiam de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ concernen. Proclamationem Nostram Regalem, sub Magno Sigillo Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Quinto Die Junii ult. præterit. emanari fecimus, & perinde dictum Primum Parliamentum Nostrum Magnæ Britanniæ, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Vicesimo Tertio Die Octobris tunc prox. futur. convenire & teneri declaravimus & ordinavimus; & postea prædict. Primum Parliamentum Nostrum Magnæ Britanniæ, ad & in instantem Diem Martis, Decimum Tertium Diem Aprilis, prorogatum fuerat: Sciatis tamen, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus. De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia, & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum considentes, de Avisamento & Assensu Concilii Nostri, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros; dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore Præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Vicesimum Septimum Diem hujus instantis Aprilis, apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc te nendum & prosequendum; & ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa Præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Archiepiscopis, Ducibus, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, Burgensibus, & Commissionariis pro Comitat. & Burg. ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exercendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Decimo Tertio Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Septimo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Chancellor 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 Twentyseventh Day of this Instant April: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Twentyseventh Day of this Instant April."

Sabbati, 1 Die Maii, 1708, examined by us,
Stamford.
Herbert.
Sommers.

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* Origin. Nostræ.