House of Lords Journal Volume 39: November 1792

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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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November 1792

Anno 33o Georgii Tertii.

DIE Jovis, 15o Novembris 1792.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Chesterfield. Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Kenyon.

The Lord Kenyon acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to grant a Commission under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Kenyon in the Middle, with the Earl of Chesterfield on his Right Hand, and the Lord Walsingham on his left; commanded the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, the Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows;


Commission for proroguing the Parliament.

George the Third, 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 George Prince of Wales; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counsellors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence; Our most dear Brother and faithful Counsellor William Duke of Gloucester; the most reverend Fathers in God, and Our faithful Counsellors John Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England, William Archbishop of York, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our most dear Cousins and Counsellors Charles Earl Camden, President of Our Council; Granville Marquis of Stafford, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; John Frederick Duke of Dorset, Steward of Our Household; Charles Duke of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, Harry Duke of Bolton, Francis Duke of Leeds, George Duke of Marlborough, James Duke of Montrose, Willam Henry Duke of Portland, Henry Duke of Newcastle, James Marquis of Salisbury, Chamberlain of Our Household; George Marquis of Buckingham, William Marquis of Lansdown, George Marquis Townshend, Thomas Marquis of Bath, Charles Marquis Cornwallis, Edward Earl of Derby, Basil Earl of Denbigh, John Earl of Westmorland, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George Bussy Earl of Jersey, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, John Earl of Bute, William Earl of Dartmouth, Charles Earl of Tankerville, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, John Earl of Ashburnham, John Earl of Buckinghamshire, Francis Earl of Hertford, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Wills Earl of Hillsborough, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, William Earl of Mansfield, George Earl of Leicester, Richard Earl Howe, George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, David Viscount Stormont, George Evelyn Viscount Falmouth, Thomas Viscount Sydney, the right reverend Father in God, and Our faithful Counsellor Beilby Lord Bishop of London, Our wellbeloved and faithful Counsellors William Wyndham Lord Grenville, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State; George Lord Onslow, William Lord Ponsonby, Thomas Lord Pelham, Jeffery Lord Amherst, Edward Lord Thurlow, Alexander Lord Loughborough, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas; Thomas Lord Walsingham, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, Richard Lord Carleton, Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Lloyd Lord Kenyon, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Joseph Lord Dover, and James Lord Malmesbury, 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 Tenth Day of August, in the Thirtieth Year of Our Reign, which Our Parliament, from thenceforth, was prorogued by Our several Writs until and to the Twenty-fifth Day of November, in the Thirty-first Year of Our Reign, and there lately holden; and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, was adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant November, 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 Circumspection, 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 Fifteenth Day of this Instant November, in our Name, further to prorogue and continue Our present Parliament, at Our City of Westminster aforesaid, until and unto Thursday the Third Day of January 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, Marquisses, Earls, Viscounts, Bishops, Barons, Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, 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 they ought to do: In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent."

"Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Seventh Day of November, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.

By the King himself, signed with His own Hand.


Then the Lord Kenyon said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Parliament prorogued.

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, to us, and other Lords directed, and now read, we do in His Majesty's Name, and in Obedience to His Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Thursday the Third Day of January next, to be then here holden, and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the Third Day of January next."

Die Martis 31o Januarii 1809.

Hitherto examined by us;