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.
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;
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.
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.