22nd April 1681 - Salisbury Council passes by-law discriminating against Catholics and non-Conformists

On 22nd April 1681 Salisbury Council passed a by-law discriminating against Catholics and non-Conformists.

It said:

"No person is to have any money granted by the Common Council, unless he frequent his parish church and divine service, and receive the sacrament according to law." [1]

Footnotes

[1] Quoted in The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

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