House of Lords Journal Volume 20: Proclamation by the King for dissolving this present Parliament

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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" (fn. 1) By the KING.

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

Parliament dissolved.


"WHEREAS We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which now stands prorogued to Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant January; 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 House of Commons, are discharged from their meeting on Thursday the said Thirteenth Day of this Instant January. 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 January, 1714, in the First Year of Our Reign.

"GOD Save the KING."


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