Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 9th of April, 1652.
The House, according to former Order, did this Day resume the Debate upon the Fens: And the State of the Matter of Fact, agreed on by Counsel on both Sides under their Hands, and formerly reported, was this Day again read.
The Question being propounded, That a Bill be brought in, giving Power to certain Commissioners to view the Fens belonging to Holland and Kestiven, in the County of Lincoln, lying between the River of Glyne and Kyme-E'a; and examine how much thereof hath been drained from Kyme-E'a to Lincoln, and by whom; and what other Parts thereof are fit to be drained: And likewise to take into Consideration, how the same may be done for the Advantage of the Commonwealth, the Right and Benefit of the Owners and Commoners; and also the Charge of the former Undertakers, for some fit Satisfaction to be made unto them;
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,||Tellers for the Noes:||27.|
|Colonel Sidney,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Henry Vane junior,||Tellers for the Yeas:||13.|
|Lord Grey,||With the Yeas,|
The Question being propounded, That a Bill be brought in, for the Settling of the Fens already undertaken to be drained, late called the Earl of Lindseye's Level, belonging to Holland and Kesteven, in the County of Lincoln;
Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Bill be brought in for the Settling of the Fens already undertaken to be drained, late called The Earl of Lindseie's Level, belonging to Holland and Kesteven, in the County of Lincoln: And that Mr. John Goodwyn, and Colonel Marten, do bring in a Bill, accordingly.