Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 2 die Junii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Absent Lords excused.
THESE Lords were excused, etc. videlicet,
Earl of Dorsett,
Earl of Leicester,
Earl of Westm'land,
Earl of Berks,
Lord Bishop of Sarum,
Lord Grey of W.
The Lord Keeper delivered a Message from the King, to this Effect; videlicet,
Message from the King concerning the E. of Arundel.
"His Majesty hath commanded me to deliver to your Lordships a Message touching the Earl of Arundell: That His Majesty hath thought of that Business, and hath advised of His great and pressing Affairs, which are such as make Him unwilling to enter into Dispute of Things doubtful; and therefore, to give you clear Satisfaction touching that Cause, whereby you may more chearfully proceed in the Business of the House, He hath endeavoured as much as may be to ripen it; but cannot yet effect it; yet is resolved that, by Wednesday Sevennight at furthest, He will either declare the Cause, or admit him to the House; and addeth further, upon the Word of a King, that, if it shall be sooner ripe, which He hath good Cause to expect, He will declare it with the soonest; and further, that if the Occasion do enforce to stay to the Time prefixed, yet He doth not purpose to set such a short End to the Parliament, but that there shall be an ample and good Space between that and the End of the Session, to dispatch Affairs."
This Message being delivered; the House was adjourned ad libitum, and put into a Committee; and being resumed, it was Agreed, All other Business to cease but this of the Earl of Arundell's concerning the Privileges of the House; and the House to meet thereon To-morrow Morning, and to be put into a Committee, to consider thereof.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Junii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.