House of Lords Journal Volume 27: October 1748

Pages 245-246

Journal of the House of Lords Volume 27, 1746-1752. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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October 1748

Anno 22o Georgii Secundi.

DIE Jovis, 13o Octobris.

Domini Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Comes Godolphin.
Ds. Delawarr.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That there was a Commission issued under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners (in their Robes) being seated on a Form, placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, and the Earl of Godolphin on his Right Hand, and the Lord Delawarr on his Left, commanded the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That the Lords Commissioners desire then immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read"

Who being come, with their Speaker, the Commission was read, by the Clerk, as follows, (videlicet,)

Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

"Tho Cantuar.
Hardwicke, C
Gower, C P S
H Pelham.

"George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To Our most Dear and Entirely-beloved Son and most Faithful Counsellor Frederick Prince of Wales, Our most Dear Son and Faithful Counsellor William Duke of Cumberland, Our Well-beloved and Faithful Counsellor Philip Lord Hardwicke Our Chancellor of Great Britain, the most Reverend Father in God and Our Faithful Counsellor Matthew Archbishop of York Primate and Metropolitan of England, Our most Dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Duke of Grafton Chamberlain of Our Household, Charles Duke of Somerset, Charles Duke of Bolton, John Duke of Bedford One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, John Duke of Rutland, James Duke of Athol, Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven Great Chamberlain of England, John Marquis of Tweeddale, Daniel Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Richard Earl of Burlington, William Earl of Coventry, William Earl of Jersey, Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Earl Godolphin, George Earl Cholmondeley, John Earl Granville, Benjamin Earl Fitzwalter Treasurer of Our Household, William Earl of Bath, John Earl of Buckinghomshire, Henry Viscount Lonsdale, and Our Wellbeloved and Faithful Counsellors John Lord Delawarr, Charles Lord Cornwallis, Allen Lord Bathurst, Richard Lord Edgecumbe Chancellor of Our Dutchy of Lancaster, and Samuel Lord Sandys, Greeting. Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and pressing Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, ordain this Our present Parliament to begin, and to be held at Our City of Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of August, in the Twentyfirst Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament from thenceforth was prorogued, by Our several Writs, until and to the Tenth Day of November, in the Twenty-first Year aforesaid, and there lately holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant October, then to be held, and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid Know ye nevertheless, that, for certain pressing Causes and Considerations Us especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament Therefore We, confiding very much in your Fidelity, Prudence, and On cumspection, have, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, assigned you Our Commissioners, giving to you, or to any Three or more of you, by virtue of these Presents, full Power and Authority, from the said Thirteenth Day of this Instant October, in Our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of November now next following, there then to be held and sit, and therefore We command you, that you diligently attend to the Premises, and effectually fulfil them in the Manner aforesaid. We also strictly command all and singular Our Archbishops, Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgestes, and Commissioners for Our Counties and Boroughs, and all others whom it concerns to meet at Our said Parliament, by virtue of these Presents, that they observe, obey, and assist you, in executing the Premises, as obey ought to do In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

"Witness, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, and other Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom, at Westminster, the Thirteenth Day of October, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign.

"By the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdon, signed with their own Hands.

"Yorke and Yorke."

The Commission being ended;

The Lord Chancellor said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords, and Gentlemen,

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Royal Commands, further prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the Twenty ninth Day of November next, to be then here held And this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the Twenty-ninth Day of November next"

3o Martii, 1762, Hitherto examined by us,