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House of Lords Journal Volume 2: 15 October 1586

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Die Sabbat, 15 die Octobris,

Anno 28° Reginæ Elizabethæ.

Parliament prorogned.

MEMORANDUM, Where the Queen's Majesty, by Her Writ, summoned Her Parliament to be begun and holden at Westm. this 15th of October, as by the same Writ more plainly appeareth; Her Highness, upon certain great and weighty Causes and Considerations Her Majesty specially moving, by the Advice of Her Privy Council, and of Her Justices of both Her Benches, and other of Her Counsel Learned, did prorogue and adjourn this said Parliament until Thursday, being the 27th Day of the said Month of October, by virtue of Her Writ Patent, sealed with the Great Seal, and bearing Date the 8th Day of this present Month of October: Whereupon, at this said 15th Day of October, the Archbishop of Cantorburie, with divers other Her Lords and Counsellors, repaired to the Parliament Chamber, commonly called the Upper House, and there, in the Presence of divers Lords Spiritual and Temporal, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, summoned to the same Parliament, did open and declare, that Her Highness, for divers good Causes and Considerations Her Majesty specially moving, by Her Highness's said Writ, had prorogued Her said Parliament, from this said first-summoned Day, until the 27th of the said Month. All which Matter being notified to the said Assembly, the Writ for the said Prorogation, in the Presence of all that Assembly, was there read, by the Clerk of the Upper House, publickly and openly, the Tenor whereof ensueth, verbatim:

Commission for the Prorogation.

"Elizabetha, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, etc. Prædilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Prælatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus, Regni Nostri Angliæ, ac Dilectis et Fidelibus Nostris Militibus, Civibus, et Burgensibus, dicti Regni Nostri, ad Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. quinto decimo die instantis mensis Octobris inchoandum et tenendum, convocatis et electis, et vestrum cuilibet, Salutem.

"Cum Nos, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem dicti Regni Nostri Angliæ ac Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, dictum Parliamentum Nostrum, ad diem et locum prædictum, teneri ordinaverimus, ac vobis, per separalia Brevia Nostra, apud Civitatem et diem prædictam, interesse mandaverimus, ad tractandum, consentiendum, et concludendum super hiis, quæ in dicto Parliamento Nostro tunc et ibidem proponerentur et tractarentur: Quibusdam tamen certis de Causis et Considerationibus Nos ad hoc specialiter moventibus, dictum Parliamentum Nostrum usque ad vicesimum septimum diem hujus instantis mensis Octobris duximus prorogandum; ita, quod nec aliquis vestrum ad dictum quintum decimum diem Octobris, apud Civitatem prædictam, comparere teneamini, seu arctemini. Voluimus enim vos, et quemlibet vestrum, inde erga Nos penitus exonerari; mandantes et, tenore præsentium, firmiter injungendo præcipientes, vobis, et cuilibet vestrum, ac omnibus aliis quibus in hac parte interequod (fn. 1) ad dictum vicesimum septimum diem Octobris, apud prædictam Civitatem Westm. personaliter compareatis et intersitis, et quilibet vestrum compareat et intersit, ad tractandum, faciendum, agendum, et concludendum super hiis, quæ in dicto Parliamento Nostro, de communi Consilio dicti Regni Nostri (favente Domino), contigerint ordinari. In cujus rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. Teste Meipsa, apud Hinchingbrooke, 8 die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Vicesimo octavo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, etc.

"Powle."

Footnotes

  • 1. Deest in Originali.