[Memorandum for the king's delay in giving answer to the parliament's last demands]

Memorandum of the three reasounes gevin be his majestie for the delay in returning answeris to the last demandis

1. That when all oure former demandis ar graunted, gif thair shall be place permitted to new propositiounes, then no limittis can be sett to oure desyris, bot the same may turne to be endles.

2. When his majestie hath graciouslie setled oure relligioune and liberties, the propositioune of new articles may appeir to forraine princes and estaittis to trench upon his majesties honnour.

3. The same may be taken be his majesties other kingdomes as ane example and preparative for making propositiounes of the same or the lyke nature.

  1. Original not yet found. Source is APS, v, p.653.