Die Lunæ, 1 Martii, 1640.
Suppressing Ale-houses, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for the better Suppressing of
Alehouses, and Tipling-houses, and
for Avoiding of Drunkenness; and for the better Restraint of Malting-houses.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Supplying of the
Defects of some Statutes made, concerning Artificers and
Whereas Doctor Chaffin was, by Order of this House,
formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House, for Speaking of indiscreet
Words, in a Sermon, preached by him in the Cathedral
Church at Salisbury, at a metropolitical Visitation held
there; the which Words admit of such an Interpretation,
as reflects, in an ill and scandalous Sense, upon Parliaments;
The Question being now put, whether, for these
Words, Doctor Chaffin should be committed a Prisoner
to the Tower;
The House was divided:
Tellers for the Noe were appointed, Sir Jo. Wray,
Tellers for the Yea, Lord Compton, Sir Nevill Poole,
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It was then Resolved,upon the Question, That Doctor
Chaffin shall be called in to the Bar, and, kneeling there,
receive a sharp Reprehension and Admonition; and be
injoined to make a publick Explanation of his Words,
in a Sermon, at the Cathedral Church at Salisbury, on
some Lord's Day, within some convenient Time. He was
called in accordingly, and Mr. Speaker pronounced this
Sentence against him; to which he yielded a willing Submission; and, upon his Submission of a great deal of
Sorrow for what was past, is discharged, paying his Fees.
Loan from the City.
Upon a Motion of Mr. Alderman Pennington, concerning the Loan of One hundred thousand Pounds, for
the Service of this House, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lending of an
hundred thousand Pounds, at this time, and upon those
great Occasions, is an acceptable Service to this House,
and the Commonwealth.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall
send some of their Members to the Lord Mayor of
London, and Court of Aldermen, for the Loan of an
hundred thousand Pounds, upon the Security of the Two
Subsidies last voted.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Walth. Erle,
Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Nath.
Fines, Sir Henry Vane, together with the Burgesses and
Citizens of London, shall be employed to the City of
London, and Court of Aldermen, according to the former
Order; and they are desired to be at Guildhall To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock.
Clergymen not to be Justices.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Potts,
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Mr. Rennolds, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Kinge, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whitehead,
Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. More, Sir
Arth. Haselrig, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Valentine, Mr.
Vaughan, Sir Edw. Hungerford;
This Committee is to prepare Reasons and Grounds of
a Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning
the Putting of Clergymen out of the Commission for the
Peace; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
The Knights and Burgesses of every County are required to bring the Names of the Commissioners for the
several Counties, by Wednesday next, and to deliver them
to Mr. Solicitor's Clerk.
To-morrow is appointed to take into Consideration,
and to debate, what Penalty the Bishops, and the rest of
the Clergy, have incurred in making the last new Canons.
Protections to Recusants.
Ordered, That Secretary Windebanke's Committee do
take into Consideration the several Protections, that are
granted to Popish Recusants, concerning the Legality and
Conveniency of them.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House take
into Consideration the Matter of Mr. Kinge's Report,
concerning the Turkish Pirates.
Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Earl of Straford
do sit this Afternoon, in the Treasury-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Petitions do
sit this Afternoon, in the Treasury-chamber.