House of Lords Journal Volume 39: August 1790

Journal of the House of Lords Volume 39, 1790-1793. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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August 1790


Anno 30o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Martis, 10o Augusti 1790.

DIE Martis, 10o Augusti 1790, Annoque Regni Serenissimi Domini Nostri Georgii Tertii, Dei Gratiâ, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Tricesimo, in Superiori Domo Parliamenti Magnæ Britanniæ apud Westmonaster. convenere Domini quorum Nomina subscribuntur, et præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C.P.S.
Dux Leeds.

The King's Most Excellent Majesty, having by His Writ of Summons bearing Date at Westminster the Twelfth Day of June last, appointed His Parliament to open and begin this Day:

Parliament prorogued.

The Lord Chancellor declared in the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to cause a Writ to be issued under the Great Seal for proroguing the Parliament."

And the same was read by the Clerk as follows:


George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: 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, and Burgesses, and Commissioners for Shires, and Burghs of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be begun and held at Our City of Westminster, on the Tenth Day of August next ensuing, and to every of You greeting: Whereas we for certain arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Church, did ordain the said Parliament to be held at the Day and Place aforesaid, 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, nevertheless for certain Causes and Considerations, Us at this Time especially moving, We have thought fit that Our said Parliament be prorogued unto Tuesday the Twelfth Day of October next ensuing, so that you, nor any of you should be held, or obliged to appear on the said Tenth Day of August, 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 Twelfth 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 Ourself at Westminster, the Thirtieth Day of July, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.


Certificate of the Return of the Sixteen Peers for Scotland, delivered.

The Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered this Day, a Certificate of the Names of the Sixteen Peers chosen, summoned and certified to sit and vote in this House, for that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, who attending at the Table with the original Return, the same was compared with the said Certificate, and found to agree therewith, and is as follows; (videlicet)

May it please Your Lordships,

I do hereby certify, that by Virtue of His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the Eleventh Day of June last, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals of George Home, and Robert Sinclair, Esquires, Two of the Principal Clerks of Session; attending the Election aftermentioned, in Virtue of the Lord Clerk Register's Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into the Crown Office, in Chancery, whereby it appears that the Earls of Eglintown, Moray, Kellie, Lauderdail, Dumfries, Elgin, Balcarras, Bredalbane, Glasgow, Viscount of Stormont, Lords Cathcart, Elphinston, and Torphichen, were duly elected to be Thirteen of the Sixteen Peers, to sit and vote in the House of Peers, in the ensuing Parliament of Great Britain, and that the Votes for the Earls of Galloway, Selkirk, Stair, and Hopetoun, and for Lords Somerville and Napier, were equal.

Given under my Hand this Twenty-ninth Day of July, 1790.

John Yorke,
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery."