House of Lords Journal Volume 17: Proclamation by the Queen

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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"By the Queen.

"A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the speedy calling another.

Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.

"Anne R.

"Whereas We have thought fit, for divers important and weighty Considerations, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Tuesday the Seventh Day of July Instant: We do for that End publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly; and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the said Parliament, are discharged from their Meeting on Tuesday the said Seventh Day of July Instant. And We, being resolved to meet Our People, and have their Advice in Parliament, do hereby make known to all Our loving Subjects, that We do intend to give Directions to the Keeper of Our Great Seal, for the issuing out of Writs, in due Form of Law, for the calling a new Parliament, which shall begin, and be holden at Westminster, on the Twentieth Day of August next.

"Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Second Day of July, 1702, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"God Save The Queen."