Jovis, 19 Februarii, 15 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Geo.
Clarke, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Jones, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir
Wm. Lowther, Mr. Coventry, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr.
Pryn, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hum. Winch, or any Three of
them, be appointed a Committee to prepare and bring
in a Bill for the Maintenance of Ministers in Corporations
and Market Towns, and for the Increase of the Maintenance of Curates.
Courts of Justice.
A Bill for preventing unnecessary Suits, Delays, Expences, Extortions, and other Abuses in the Courts of
Justice, and Proceedings at Law, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Rogues and Vagabonds.
A Bill for the Suppressing of Rogues, Vagabonds, and
Beggars, and ordering of Persons convict for Theft, or
Petit Larceny, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second
time, on Monday next.
Address- Observation of Lent.
The Question being put, That an Address be made to
his Majesty, That, in respect of the great Scarcity and
Dearness of Fish, the great Increase of Cattle, and present Fall of Rents, his Majesty would be pleased to
mitigate the Rigour of the Law, as to the strict Observation of this Lent, and prohibiting the Eating of Flesh;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Hen. Wright,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Wm. Doyley,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Act of Uniformity.
Upon Complaint made to this House, That Mr. Calamy, being committed to Prison upon Breach of the Act
of Uniformity, was discharged, upon Pretence of some
Defect in the Act;
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to look
into the Act of Uniformity as to the Matter in Question;
and to see whether the same be defective, and wherein;
and to report their Opinion to this House; viz. to Sir Tho.
Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Fra.
Goodrick, Mr. Vaughan, Serjeant Keeling, Sir Robert
Atkyns, Mr. Milward, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho.
Meres, Sir John Birkinhead, Lord Falkland, Mr. Steward,
Serjeant Charlton, Colonel Giles Strangwayes, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Edm. Peirce, Lord
Fanshawe; or any Five of them: And they are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber; and to send for the Mittimus by which Mr.
Calamy was committed to Prison; and the Warrant by
which he was discharged; and to examine, and report
the whole Matter of Fact to the House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.