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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(fn. 1) the QUEEN.
A Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the speedy calling another.
"Where as We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Tuesday the First Day of May next; 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 First Day of May next.
"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 will speedily call a new Parliament.
Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Fifth Day of April 1705, in the Fourth Year of Our Reign.
"GOD save the QUEEN."
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