Journal of the House of Lords Volume 25, 1737-1741. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 15o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Jovis, 10o Septembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury declared in the House, "That there was a Writ issued, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read by the Clerk, as follows:
Richmond, Lenox, & Aubigny.
"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Well-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and to Our Well-beloved and Faithful the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be held at Our City of Westminster, on the Tenth Day of this Instant Month of September, and to every of you, Greeting. Whereas We, for certain arduous and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, did ordain the said Parliament to be begun, and held at the City of Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of June last past; and did command you, by Our several Writs, to be present at the City and Day aforesaid, to treat, consent, and conclude about those Things which in Our said Parliament then and there should be proposed and treated of: And whereas We did lately, by Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, think fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Twenty-fifth Day of June, to and until the Sixth Day of August last past, and from thence, by another Writ, to and until the Tenth Day of this Instant Month of September, so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Days at the aforesaid City, being willing that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; and by the same Writ We (fn. 1) commanded you, and every of you, to appear, and be present, on the said Tenth Day of this Instant Month of September, at Our said City, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which in Our said Parliament should happen to be ordained: Nevertheless, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially thereunto moving, We have thought fit that Our said Parliament be further prorogued, from the said Tenth Day of this Instant Month of September, to and until Tuesday the Twenty-seventh Day of October following; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Tenth Day of this Instant Month of September at the aforesaid City. We will also that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; commanding, and, by the Tenor of these Presents, strictly requiring you, and every of you, and all others whom this may concern, that you, and every of you, do personally appear, and be present, on the said Twenty-seventh Day of October, at Our said City of Westminster, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which in Our said Parliament, by the common Council of Our said Kingdom (by God's Assistance), shall happen to be ordained.
"Witness, John Archbishop of Canterbury, and other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Eighth Day of September, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, signed with their own Hands.