House of Lords Journal Volume 20
8 January 1717

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 20: 8 January 1717', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 20: 1714-1717 (1767-1830), pp. 406-407. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38612 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Anno 3 Georgii Regis.

DIE Martis, 8 Januarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Landav.
Epus. Norwic.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Normanby.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Harborough.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Parker.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House,"That there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Four of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes), being seated on a From placed between the Throne and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury on his Right Hand; and the Lord Chamberlain and Lord Parker on his Left; commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "That the Commissioners desire their Attendance in this House, to hear the 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 et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Archiepiscopo Cant. totius Angl. Primati et Metropolitano, Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Domino Cowper Cancellario Nostro Mag. Britanniæ, Charissimis Consanguineis et Consiliariis Nostris Will'o Duci Devon Præsidenti Concilii Nostri, Evelyn Duci Kingston 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 Uni Primariorum Secretariorum Nostrorum, Carolo Comiti Sunderland, Carolo Comiti Carlisle, Ed'r'o Comiti Orford, et Prædilecto et Fideli Consiliario Nostro, Tho. Domino Parker Capitali Justiciario Nostro ad Placita coram Nobis tenend. assign. 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. Decimo Septimo Die Martii, Anno Regni Nostri Primo, inchoari et teneri ordinaverimus; quo Die idem Parliamentum Nostrum inchoatum et tentum fuerat; et abinde, per separalia Adjournamenta, usque ad et in Vicesimum Sextum Diem Junii, Anno Regni Nostri Secundo, adjournatum et continuatum fuerat; et abinde, per separales Prorogationes, ad et in instantem Diem Martis, Octavum Diem Januarii, prorogatum 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 confidentes, 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 Jovis, Decimum Septimum Diem instantis Januarii, apud prædictam Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. prorogandum et continuandum, ibidemque tunc tenendum et prosequedum; 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 Georgio Principe Walliæ, &c. Custode Regni Magnæ Britanniæ, et Locum Nostrum Tenente in eodem Regno, apud Westm. Octavo Die Januarii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio.

"Per Georgium Principem Walliæ, &c. Custodem Regni Magnæ Britanniæ, et Locum-tenentem 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 Parliament to Thursday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant January, to be then here held: And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Seventeenth Day of this Instant January."