Proclamation by the Queen: 15 April 1708

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 18, 1705-1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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" (fn. 1) By the Queen.

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

Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament.

"Anne R.

"Whereas 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 Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant April; 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, Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the said Parliament, are discharged from their meeting on the said Twentyseventh Day of April. And, to the Intent Our good Subjects may perceive the Confidence We have in their Affections, and how desirous We are to meet Our People, and have their Advice by their Representatives in Parliament, We do hereby make known to Our said Subjects, That We do intend, in some short Time, to give Directions to Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to cause Writs to be issued, in due Form of Law, for the calling a new Parliament.

"Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Fifteenth Day of April, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.

"GOD Save the QUEEN."


  • 1. This Proclamation is printed, and bound in with the Original.