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27. J. T. ), Diary of Thomas Burton, 4 vols. (1828), I, ciii. 28. , 1655, pp. 346-47. 29. Diary of John Evelyn, Dec. 25, 1655. 30. S. R. Gardiner, History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 4 vols. ( 1903), III, 335-36. " 31 Moreover, the Council often permitted clergymen who furnished evidence of loyalty to officiate publicly, and schoolmasters under the same circumstances were allowed to teach school. Worsley jailed some parsons who conducted marriage ceremonies contrary to the Commonwealth law, but even this offense was removed from the statute books in 1657, after which time marriage by a justice of the peace was permissible but not mandatory.
16 By a law of 1653 marriages were to be solemnized by a justice of the peace, and all other forms were ruled invalid. All classes rebelled, and sequestered clergymen were consistently asked to perform Anglican marriages. Couples were frequently married by Anglican ritual and then again as prescribed by the law of 1653. But there is no doubt that they considered the former the only valid ceremony. Royalist ministers were also called to sickbeds and funerals, contrary to the Directory for Public Worship, which was explicit in forbidding ceremonies at interment.
The Venetian representative reported that upon being apprised of this execution Cromwell ap31. Diary of John Evelyn, Aug. 3, 1656. 32. T. , II, II39· vols. (1742), IV, 523; PAUL H. 88 It should be observed that Catholics who complied with the law, however, found that the Protectorate dispensed ready justice. 84 About the same time this incident occurred, Cromwell undertook a negotiation which would seem to indicate that he was considering further means of ameliorating the Roman Catholics' condition.