House of Lords Journal Volume 13: 29 August 1678

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Jovis, 29 die Augusti.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Ds. Cancellarius.
Dux Norff.
Dux Bucks.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Devon.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Craven.
Comes Guildford.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Arundell Trer.


The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the King had granted a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

Hereupon (the Lords being all in their Robes) the Lord Chancellor, being set on a Form cross the House, between the Throne and the Woolsack (with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Earl of Bridgwater on his Right Hand, and the Earl of Craven and Earl of Guildford on his Left Hand), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to give the House of Commons Notice of the said Commission; and to signify to them, "That the Lords desire that they would be present, to hear the said Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker; the Commission was read (all the Lords being uncovered while the Commission was reading).

Commission Corproroguing the Parliament.


"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Præcharissimo Fratri Nostro Jacobo Duci Ebor. et Albaniæ Comiti Ulster, &c. Præcharissimo Consanguineo & Consiliario Nostro Principi Ruperto Comiti Palatini Rheni Duci Bavariæ et Cumberland Constabular. Castri Nostri de Windsor, Reverendissimo in Christo Partri & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Will'o Cantuar. Archiepiscopo totius Angliæ Primati & Metropolitano, Prædilecto & Fideli Consiliario Nostro Heneagio Domino Finch Domino Cancellario Nostro Angliæ, Charissimis Consanguineis & Consiliariis Nostris Thomæ Comiti Danby Domino Thesaurario Nostro Angliæ, Arthuro Comiti Anglesey Custodi Privati Sigilli Nostri, Rob'to Comiti Lindsey Magno Camerario Nostro Angliæ, Henrico Comiti Arlington Camerario Hospitii Nostri, Joh'i Comiti Bridgwater, Jacobo Comiti North'ton Constabulario Turris Nostræ London. Will'o Comiti Craven, Joh'i Comiti Guilford, et Franc'o Vicecomiti Newport Thesaurario Hospitii Nostri, Salutem: Cum nuper, pro quibusdam arduis & urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum & Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ & Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, præsens Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westmonaster. Octavo die Maii, Anno Regni Nostri Tertio Decimo, teneri ordinavimus; & abinde, per diversas Prorogationes, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ad et in Vicesimum Nonum diem instantis Augusti continuatum fuerat: Sciatis, quod, certis urgentibus Causis & Considerationibus Nos specialiter moventibus, idem Parliamentum Nostrum ulterius prorogandum duximus: De Fidelitate igitur, Prudentia & Circumspectionibus vestris plurimum confidentes, assignavimus vos Commissionarios Nostros, dantes vobis, & aliquibus Tribus vel pluribus vestrum, Tenore præsentium, plenam Potestatem & Auctoritatem, ad præsens Parliamentum Nostrum, hoc instante die Jovis, ad et in Primum diem Octobris jam proxime futuri prorogand. & continuand. ibidem tunc tenend. & prosequend.; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod circa præmissa diligenter intendatis, ac ea in Forma prædicta effectualiter expleatis. Damus autem universis & singulis Ducibus, Archiepiscopis, Marchionibus, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Episcopis, Baronibus, Militibus, Civibus, & Burgensibus, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum conventuris, Tenore præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod vobis in præmissis faciend. agend. & exequend. pareant, obediant, & intendant, prout decet. In cujus Rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.

"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. Vicesimo Nono die Augusti, Anno Regni Nostri Tricesimo.


"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission now read, and directed to us, we do (in His Majesty's Name) prorogue this Parliament to the First Day of October next; and this Parliament is prorogued to the First Day of October next."

Hitherto examined, this 4th of November, 1678, by us,

J. Bridgewater.
Pet. Eliensis.