House of Lords Journal Volume 20
20 November 1716

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 20 November 1716', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 404-405. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38611 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Anno 3 Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 20 Novembris.

Domini tam Spirituales quam. Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Roffen.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Shrewsbury.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Parker.
Ds. Torrington.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission issued, for the further proroguing this Parliament."

Then Four of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Steward and Lord Parker on his Right Hand; and the Lord Chamberlain on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their Attendance in this House, to hear His Majesty's Commission read."

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

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"GEORGIUS P. C. R.

"Georgius, Dei Gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Reverendissimo in Christo Patri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cantuar. totius Angl. Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Nostro Magnæ Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Duci Devon Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Carolo Comiti Sunderland Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Hen'co Duci Kent Senescallo Hospitii Nostri, Carolo Duci Bolton Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Duci Marlborough Capitaneo Generali Copiarum Nostrarum, Joh'i Duci Roxburgh, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, Carolo Vicecomiti Townshend Primario Secretario Nostro, & Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Thom. Domino Parker Capitali Justiciario Nostro ad Placita coram Nobis tenend. assignat. Salutem. Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Mag. Britanniæ et Ecclesiæ concernentibus, præsens hoc Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari & teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum & tentum fuerat; & abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta, usque ad et in Vicesimum Sextum Diem Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, adjournatum & continuatum fuerat; & abinde, per separales Prorogationes, ad et in instantem Diem Martis, Vicesimum Diem Novembris, prorogatum fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædictam, 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 Martis, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, Nomine Nostro, usque ad et in Diem Martis, Octavum Diem Januarii nunc prox. sequen. apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. 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 Comitatibus & Burgis, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore Præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis, in Præmissis faciendis, agendis, & exequendis, pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Georgio Principe Walliæ, &c. Custode Regni Magnæ Britanniæ, & Locum Nostrum Tenente in eodem Regno, apud Westmonasterium, Vicesimo Die Novembris, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Per Georgium Principem Walliæ, &c. Custodem Regni Mag. Britan. & Locumtenentem Regis in eodem Regno, propria Manu signat.

"Wrighte."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, to us and others directed, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and by His Royal Authority, prorogue this present Parliament to Tuesday the Eighth Day of January, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Eighth Day of January next."