|Author:||Lindsey, Robert Bertie, Earl of, 1582-1642.|
|Title:||A relation of the proceedings & causes of complaint, between the undertakers with the Earle of Lindsey, in the levell of Fenns in Lincolnshire betwixt Bourne and Kine Eae, and the owners and commoners there.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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A relation of the proceedings & causes of complaint, between the undertakers with the Earle of Lindsey, in the levell of Fenns in Lincolnshire betwixt Bourne and Kine Eae, and the owners and commoners there.
Lindsey, Robert Bertie, Earl of, 1582-1642.
[London?: s.n., 1650]
Imprint from Wing.
Reproduction of the original in the Cambridge University Library.
Drainage -- England -- Lincolnshire -- Early works to 1800.
Fens, The (England) -- Early works to 1800.
A RELATION OF THE Proceedings & causes of complaint, BETWEEN The Vndertakers with the Earle of Lindsey, in the Levell of Fenns in Lincolnshire betwixt Bourne and Kime Eae, AND The Owners and Commoners there.
THe Undrtkers justifie their proceedings to be le∣gall and honest.
The Undertakers say, the land was decreed to them by Lawes of Sewers, to which Lawes they have the Kings Royall assent, so not alterable, but by Act of Parliament.
The Undertakers say, they were possessed of 14000. Acres of our Commons, by consent and contract with the Owners and Commoners.
The Undertakers say, the gentlemen Commissioners of Sewers were honest, discreet, knowing men, and would do nothing but what was legall, just, honest and equitable.
The Undertakers say, Drayning is a good work, and advantagious to the Common-wealth.
The Undertakers deny their undertaking to be a project, and their proceedings arbitrary.
The Undertakers say, A good done, de∣serves Encouragement and a Reward.