House of Lords Journal Volume 19
2 May 1710

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 19: 2 May 1710', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 19: 1709-1714 (1767-1830), pp. 148-149. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29862 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Anno 9° Annæ Reginæ.

DIE Martis, 2 Maii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Asaph.
Epus. Cicestr.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Comes Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Buckingham.
Dux Hamilton.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Anglesea.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Crafurd.
Comes Mar.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Wemyss.
Comes Seafield.
Comes I'lay.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ossulstone.
Ds. Dartmouth.
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 Lords Commissioners, being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; the Lord Chamberlain on his Right Hand; and the Earl of Manchester 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.

ANNA R.

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Anna, Dei Gratia, Mag. 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 Cowp' Cancellario Nostro Magn. Britanniæ, Reverendissimo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Archiepiscopo Ebor. Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Charissimo Consanguineo et Consiliario Nostro Sidney Comiti Godolphin Magno Thesaurario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Joh'i Domino Sommers Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Joh'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, Jacobo Duci Ormonde, Carolo Duci Bolton, Mainherdt Duci Schonberg, Thomæ Duci Leeds, Joh'i Duci Marlborough Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Jacobo Duci Queensberry et Dover Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Jacobo Duci Montrose, Joh'i Duci Argile, Joh'i Duci Roxburghe, Hen'co Duci Cantii, Rob'to Marchioni Lindsey Magno Camerario Angl. Evelyn Marchioni Dorchester, Jacobo Comiti Derby Cancellario Ducatus (fn. *) Nostri Lancastr. Thomæ Comiti Pembroke et Montgomery, Hen'co Comiti Suffolk et Bindon Vicemarescallo Angl. Carolo Comiti Manchester, Ric'o Comiti Rivers, Thomæ Comiti Stamford, Carolo Comiti Sunderland Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Carolo Comiti Carliol. Carolo Bodvile Comiti Radnor, Carolo Comiti Berkeley, Ric'o Comiti Scarbrough, Ric'o Comiti Bradford, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Thomæ Comiti Wharton, Joh'i Comiti Poulett, Hugoni Comiti Cholmondeley Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Mar, Hugoni Comiti Loudoun, Jacobo Comiti Seafield, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend, Reverendo in Christo Patri et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Hen'co Episcopo London. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Consiliariis Nostris Rob'to Domino Ferrers, Rob'to Domino Lexington, et Will'o Domino Dartmouth, Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Mag. 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 fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes et Adjournamenta, ad et in instantem Diem Martis, Secundum Diem Maii, 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 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, Decimum Sextum Diem instantis Maii, 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. Secundo Die Maii, 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 (among other Lords) directed, we do, in Her Majesty's Name, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant May: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant May.

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* Origin. Nostræ.