Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1656-7. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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Nov. 24. Receipt by John Tompson, deputy to the Marshal General at the Mews, of 7 Spanish prisoners named. [Scrap. Vol. CXXX., No. 122b.]
1656–7. Jan.
Commission by the Protector to the Treasury Commissioners, Attorney General, and Barons and other officers of the Exchequer: Whereas by patent of 26 May 1656, we appointed Ralph Hall, Peter Elliston, John Griffith, Edw. Carey, John Wilsby, Wm. Bridges, and Nath. Stirrup, to receive information concerning concealed rents, arrears, debts, money, plate, jewels, goods, &c., not pardoned, take examinations thereon, and certify their discoveries to you, the Treasury Commissioners, that they might issue process thereon in the Exchequer; this patent to last for one year, and all discoverers to be allowed 1/5 of the benefit of their discoveries, as entered on the Great Roll of the Pipe, or as much more as the Treasury Commissioners think fit to allow: And whereas we allowed to all compounders who should themselves bring information of any part of their estate, concealed or not compounded for, leave to compound for the same at ¼ of the value:—Now for the due execution of the said patent,. we require you, the Commissioners of our Treasury, Attorney General, and officers of the Exchequer, to cause all such discoveries to be put in charge in the Great Roll of the Pipe, or with the Auditors of Exchequer, and to allow the full 1/5 to the discoverers, granting warrants for its payment. Voluntary discoverers to be allowed 1/5 from their discoveries, to be deducted from the value of leases to be granted to them of the said estates so discovered. You are also to receive the petitions for undervaluation in compositions, and allow the petitioners to compound at ¼, and give directions for speedy payment into the Exchequer. [I. 77, pp. 956–962.]