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 Mercurii, 10 Martii, 1640.
Leave of Absence.
Motions for Leave of Absence.
Marquis of Winton's Estate.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Pluralities of Spiritual Promotions; upon Question, committed unto Sir Sidney Mountague, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Rigby, Sir H. Anderson, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Cage, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Jane, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Crue, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Upton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Rennolds, Sir Humph. Tufton, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Selden, Mr. Whistler,
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Sir Ro. Hatton, Sir Edm. Vowell, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Hampden, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Jo. Harrison, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Hussy, Mr. Knatchbull, Mr. Fines, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Noell, Mr. Young, Ld. Gray, Sir Patricius Curwyn, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Perpoint, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Palmer, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Noble, Mr. Wingate, Sir Robert Crane, Mr. Kirton, Sir Edw. Boys, Sir Arth. Haselrig, Sir Jo. Coke, Mr. Moore, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Purefrey, the Knights of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire, the Burgesses of both the Universities; and are to meet on Thursday, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Ordered, That in handling the First Head, concerning Secular Employments, the House shall observe this Method; First, to treat of the legislative and judicial Power in Parliament: Next, their judicial Power in the Starchamber, and Commission for the Peace: Thirdly, their Employments, as Privy Counsellors, at the Council-table, and in Temporal Offices.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the legislative and judicial Power of Bishops, in the House of Peers in Parliament, is a great Hindrance to the Discharge of their Spiritual Function, prejudicial to the Commonwealth, and fit to be taken away, by Bill: And that a Bill be drawn to that Purpose.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, the House do proceed to the Debate of the other Two Points of the First Head, presented to the Consideration of this House, from the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, concerning the Secular Employment of the Clergy.