Tuesday, the 30th of December, 1656.
THE humble Petition of Ralph Darnall Esquire,
Clerk-Assistant in Parliament, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Two hundred Pounds per Ann. Salary
be settled upon Ralph Darnall, Clerk-Assistant to the
Clerk of the Parliament: And that the Arrears thereof
be paid unto him, or his Assigns, from the 24th of June
Ordered, That it be offered to his Highness the Lord
Protector, from this House, That his Highness will be
pleased to settle the said Salary of Two hundred Pounds
per Ann. upon the said Ralph Darnall during his Life, as
Clerk-Assistant to the Clerk of the Parliament: And that
his Highness will be pleased to give Warrant, as well for
the Payment of the Arrears of the said Salary now due
unto him for the Time passed, as for the future Payment
Wiltes Sheriffs' Court.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom
the Bill for Holding the County-Court for the County of
Wiltes at the Devizes, is referred, to consider of the Bond
heretofore given by the Lord Commissioner Fynes, Mr.
John Ash, a Member of this House, and Mr. Clement
Walker, to Mary Bouchier, deceased, and to examine
what Interest or Title any Person or Persons, other than
George Bouchier, formerly executed for Conspiracy in
Bristoll, hath in the Sum of Six hundred Pounds, for
which the said Bond was given; and whether the said
Money do not belong to the State, and so the Bond ought
to be delivered up by the Executrix; and report the same,
with their Opinion therein to the House: With Power to
the said Committee to send for Persons, Papers, and
Records: And Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Recorder of
London, Judge-Advocate Whaley, and Colonel Cely, are
added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Soap-Boilers be read
Grant to Gen. Monck.
A Bill for Confirmation of a Charter granted by the
Lord Protector to General George Monck of the Barony
of Keniell, and other Lands, in pursuance of several Orders of Parliament, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to Dr. Clarges, Mr.
Attorney-General, Lord Cockram, Lord Lambert, Lord
Broghill, Judge-Advocate Whaley, Major-General Goff,
Colonel Barcaly, Sir Christofer Pack, Sir James Macdowell, Sir Wm. Strickland, Alderman Drury, Sir Edward
Rhodes, Mr. Margetts, Captain Baines, Mr. Godfrey,
Major Wagstaff, Mr. Barrington, Mr. Stephens, Mr.
Downing, Colonel Whetham, Mr. Moody, and all that
serve for Scotland: And this Committee are to meet
To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Lobby of the late House of Lords.
An Act for explaining a former Act of Parliament,
made for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and
Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Bristoll, was this
Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered
to be read the Second time on Friday Morning next.
Corpus Christi Col. Oxon.
The humble Petition of the President and Scholars of
Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be committed to a Committee, to examine the Particulars in the Petition; and to
hear the Parties concerned on both Sides; and to state the
same; and report it, with their Opinion, to the House;
Viz. the Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Mr. Crooke, Mr.
Attorney General, Master of the Rolls, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Judge Advocate Whaley, Mr. Lucy, Mr.
Aldworth, Mr. Throckmorton, Major General Howard,
Colonel Carter, Mr. Bond, Colonel Whetham, Sir Richard
Everard, Mr. Bampfeild, Alderman Foote, Captain Scotten, Mr. Margetts, Major General Whaley, Dr. Clarges,
Colonel Hewson, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Mathews,
Mr. Noell, Captain Fiennes, Major Brooke, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Lord Broghill, Mr. Downing, Mr. Pedley:
To meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Duchy-Court: With Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Relief of Claimants.
Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of all such Persons
who have obtained Allowances of their Claims, in pursuance of the Instruction of the Council of State, given
the 15th of June 1653, be read on Friday Morning
Letter from Protector.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate upon his Highness the Lord Protector's Letter.
His Highness' said Letter was again read.
Ordered, That this present Debate be adjourned till
Friday Morning next.