Die Lunæ, videlicet, 18 die Januarii.
Lord Cottington to speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Lord Cottington signified to the House, That His
Majesty had commanded him to speak with the Earl
of Strafford, about Business.
Thanks given to the King about the Sectaries.
The Lord Privy Seal, Earl Marshal, and Lord Chamberlain gave the House Thanks from His Majesty, for
the Course they had taken concerning the Sectaries.
They are admonished.
And Edmond Chillendon, Nic. Tyne, John Webb,
Richard Sturges, Tho. Gunn, Jo. Ellis, being brought
by Order of this House, were called severally in, all
of them denying the material Things which they were
charged with. Hereupon Sir Jo. Lenthall, Tho.
Temple, Tho. Butler, and John Luntley were sworn;
and upon their Oath, did justify that what was contained and subscribed by them, in the Paper delivered,
(fn. *) was true.
Thereupon the House did Order, That the said
Sectaries should receive for this Time an Admonition
from this House, that they shall hereafter repair to
their several Parish Churches, to hear Divine Service, and to give Obedience thereunto, according to
the Acts of Parliament of this Realm; to that Purpose
the Order was read unto them, made by this House
the 16th of January 1640; and to be told that, if hereafter they do not observe these Commands, they shall
be severely punished, according to the Law.
Upon Wednesday next, the Lords are appointed to
report the Conference.
Petition against sophisticated Stum, Wines
Upon the Reading of a Petition of the French Merchants, touching sophisticated Wines, called Stum
Wines, which are conceived to be very prejudicial to
the Health of Mens Bodies; it was Ordered, That
Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, Mr.
Serjeant Heath, Mr. Serjeant Glanvile, and the rest
of the King's Learned Counsel, shall take the said Petition into Consideration, and prepare and advise of
the drawing of a Bill fit to present to this House;
and it was further Ordered, That the French Merchants shall attend the King's Learned Counsel, to give
them the best Information and Knowledge as they can
Dr. Farmery to be bailed, and to crossexamine the Witnesses against him.
Upon reading the Petition of Jo. Farmerie, Doctor
of the Laws, wherein he sets forth that he is attached
by the Serjeant at Arms, by Warrant from this House,
from which Imprisonment he desires to be released;
and likewise he is informed that divers Witnesses, both
Aliens and Strangers, whom he knoweth not, are ready
to be examined against him, he prayeth that he may
have Liberty to interrogate them upon such Matters
as may conduce to his Defence; whereupon it was
Ordered, The said Dr. Farmerie shall have his Liberty, giving sufficient Bail for his Forth-coming and
Appearance before the Lords Committees; and further,
That the Witnesses in the said Cause shall deliver in
their Depositions in Writing upon Oath, both in English
and French; and then Dr. Farmerie shall have Liberty,
within Two or Three Days after, to put in his Cross
Witnesses in Harwood and Hooker's Cause.
Witnesses sworn in the Cause between Harwood and
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, 19m diem instantis Januarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.