Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 1 Martii, 1640.
Suppressing Ale-houses, &c.
1a 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.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Supplying of the Defects of some Statutes made, concerning Artificers and Handicrafts-men.
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, Mr. Moore.
Tellers for the Yea, Lord Compton, Sir Nevill Poole,
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.