House of Lords Journal Volume 18
6 October 1709

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 18: 6 October 1709', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 18: 1705-1709 (1767-1830), pp. 730-731. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29766 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Anno 8° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Jovis, 6 Octobris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Lincoln.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Pembroke, Admirallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburgbe.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Wemyss.
Ds. Delawarr.

PRAYERS.

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

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

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

ANNA R.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ eadem Gratia Cantuar. Archiepiscopo totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Joh'i Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Duci Marlborough, Thomæ Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery Magno Admirallo Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ & Carolo Comiti Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ & Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Octavo Die Julii, Anno Regni Nostri Septimo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad & in Nonum Diem Septembris tunc prox. sequen. prorogatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes & Adjournamenta, ad & in instantem Diem Jovis, Sextum Diem Octobris, prorogatum & adjournatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. præd. 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 Potestatem & Auctoritatem, hoc instante Die Jovis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad & in Diem Martis, Decimum Quintum Diem Novembris jam prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westm. prorogandum & continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum & 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. Cumque, per Literas Nostras Patentes, geren. Dat. apud Westm. Decimo Quinto Die Novembris ult. præterit. dedimus & concessimus dictis Archiepiscopo Cantuar. Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Duci Marlborough, Comiti Pembroke & Montgomery (tunc Præsidenti Concilii Nostri), & Comiti Sunderland, vel aliquibus Tribus eorum, plenam Potestatem ad Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, inchoandum & tenendum, & ad exponend. & declarand. & exponi & declarari faciend. Causas Summonitionis Parliamenti prædicti, & in omnibus & singulis in eo emergen. procedend.; & ad faciend. omnia & singula quæ pro Nobis, & per Nos, pro bono Regimine & Gubernatione præd. Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ, ac aliorum Dominiorum Nostrorum eidem Regno Nostro pertinen. ibidem fuerint faciend.; necnon ad Parliamentum illud, fi necesse fuerit, continuand. adjournand. & prorogand.; ulterius igitur, per has præsentes Nostras Literas Patentes, declaramus, quod dictæ Literæ Patentes Nostræ prærecitatæ, & separales Clausulæ, Materiæ, & Res quæcunque in eis content. sunt & erunt in tam plenis Vigore & Potestate, quam si hæ Literæ Nostræ Patentes non fuissent habit. vel fact. his Literis Nostris Paten. vel aliqu. in eis content. non obstantibus: Ulteriusque ordinamus & constituimus quod dicti Archiepiscopus Cantuar. Cancellarius Noster Magnæ Britanniæ, Magnus Thesaurarius Noster Magnæ Britanniæ, Custos Privati Sigilli Nostri, Senescallus Hospitii Nostri, Magister Equorum Nostrorum, Dux Marlborough, Comes Pembroke & Montgomery, & Comes Sunderland, vel aliqui Tres eorum, exequentur separales Potestates & Auctoritates in dictis recitatis Literis Patentibus mentionatis & expressis, quæ adhuc restant performand. & perimplend. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras sieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Sexto Die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Octavo.

Per ipsam Reginam, propria Manu Signat.

"Wrighte.

Then the Lord Chancellor said;

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"By Virtue of Her Majesty's Commission for opening this present Parliament, and that now read, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of November next; And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Fifteenth Day of November next."