Proclamation by the Queen: 21 September 1710

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. 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.

Parliament dissolved.


"WHEREAS We have thought fit, for divers weighty Considerations, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant September; 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, and Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of the said Parliament, are discharged from their Meeting on the said Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant September. And, to the Intent Our good Subjects may perceive the Confidence We have in the Assurances they have given Us of their Duty and Affection, 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 Form of Law, for the calling a new Parliament.

"Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Twenty-first Day of September, in the Ninth Year of Our Reign.

"GOD save the QUEEN."


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