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 Mercurii, videlicet, 21 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
THE Lord Keeper delivered a Message unto the Lords, from the King, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Message from the King, concerning the Petition of Right.
"His Majesty hath commanded me to let you know, that He discerns that all His Business depends upon the Resolution of this House touching the Petition. His Affairs are great and pressing, and Himself is very speedily to go to Portesmouth; and it is of much Necessity, that, before His going, He see his Business in Forwardness. Therefore His Majesty expects that you grow to a Resolution this Day, whether you will join with the House of Commons in the Petition or not."
Message to the Commons, to continue sitting.
The Lords, taking this Message into their Consideration, after long Debate, their Lordships sent a Message to the House of Commons, to sit a convenient Time, for that it may be the Lords shall have Occasion to send unto them; if not, yet they shall hear from their Lordships.
The said Message was sent by Mr. Justice Dodderidge and Mr. Justice Crooke.
The Commons will sit a convenient Time.
Then their Lordships referred this Business unto their former Committee.
The House being adjourned ad Libitum, the said Committee withdrew to consider thereof.
Being returned, and the House resumed, another Message was sent to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Crewe and Mr. Serjeant Barklett:
Message to the H. C. for Conference touching the Petition of Right.
That the Lords desire a present and a free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, about the great Business.
They will attend accordingly.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
The Lords being returned, and the House resumed; the Lord Keeper reported what he had delivered from this House, and desired Expedition, and that the Commons would sit this Afternoon.
Unto which the Commons answered, That they would faithfully report all to their House, and send their Lordships Word whether they could with Conveniency sit this Afternoon or not.
(Vide 23 Maii, post meridiem, the Heads of the Reasons to maintain the Addition propounded by this House at the said Conference reported in the Report of Mr. Glanvill's Argument.)
Message from the Commons, by Sir Humphrey May and others:
Message from the Commons, that they can't sit P. M.
That the Commons cannot with any Conveniency sit this Afternoon, the Matter is of that Weight; but they will sit To-morrow very early, and send their Lordships an Answer.
Duke of Buckingham to return a dutiful Answer from this House to the King's Message.
Agreed, The Duke of Buckingham to return a dutiful Answer from this House unto His Majesty's Message, to this Effect: videlicet,
"That the Lords entered presently into Consideration thereof, and required a Conference with the Commons, and determined to have sat this Afternoon also; but the Commons answered, That they could not with Conveniency sit till To-morrow Morning."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Jovis 22m diem instantis Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.