William Godwin's Diary


The king prorogued both houses of Parliament (that is, discontinued the meetings of the legislative bodies without dissolving them). The Times reported that 'there never was a stronger or more respectable support given to His Majesty's Ministers, then has been during the last Session; nor ever a time when unanimity in Parliament was more requisite to the safety of our Constitution - the welfare of the State - the security of private Right, and the existence of Public Justice'.

See The Times, 12 July 1794.