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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Anna 15o Georgii Secundi.
DIE Martis, 27o Octobris.
The Lord Chancellor declared, in the House, "That His Majesty had sent a Writ, under the Great Seal, for the further proroguing of the Parliament."
Which was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
"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 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 Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant Month of October, 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 sit 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 September last past; and from thence, by another Writ, to and until the Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant Month of October, 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 commanded you, and every of you, to appear and be present on the said Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant Month of October, 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 Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant Month of October, to and until Tuesday the First Day of December following, so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear; on the said Twenty-seventh Day of this Instant Month of October, at the aforesaid City. We also will, 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 First Day of December, 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 Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentysecond Day of October, in the Fifteenth Year of Our Reign.
"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.