House of Lords Journal Volume 19
18 April 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 18 April 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 146-147. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29861 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 18 Aprilis.

Dominitam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Dunelm.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Ds. Sommers, Præses.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Richmond.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Dover.
March. Dorchester.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Anglesea.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Wharton.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Northesk.
Comes Seafield.
Comes Roseberrie.
Comes I'lay.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.

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, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Lord President and Duke of Dover on his Right Hand; and the Lord Chamberlain and the Earl of Sunderland 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, with their Speaker; the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"ANNA R.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thomæ Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Job'i Domino Sommers Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Job'i Duci Newcastle Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Will'o Duci Devon. Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Shrewsbury Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Somerset Magistro Equorum Nostrorum, Joh'i Duci Marlborough Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Jacobo Duci Queensberry et Dover Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Carolo Comiti Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, et Thomæ Comiti Wharton, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Magnæ Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Octavo Die Julii qui erat Anno Regni Nostri Septimo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; a quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad et in Nonum Diem Septembris tunc prox. sequen. prorogatum suerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournamenta, ad et in instantem Decimum Octavum Diem Aprilis prorogatum et adjournatum suerat, 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 considentes, 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 Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Secundum Diem Maii jam prox. sequen. 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, Burgensibus, et Commissionariis pro Comitatibus et Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, et exequendis, pareant, obediant, et intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. Decimo Octavo Die Aprilis, Anno Regni Nostri Nono.

"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 now read, and to us (amongst other Lords) directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Second Day of May next: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Second Day of May next."