CHELSEA COLLEGE. 149

CHELSEA COLLEGE.
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" be returned, and made to open it self into the main River, within some such convenient distance from the Mouth thereof, as to the said Commissioners shall (for the Intents and Purposes hereafter expressed) be thought fit: Upon which Ditch or Trench, or Places near adjoining thereunto, it shall and may be lawful to the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, or Assigns, to Erect, or cause to be Erected, certain Engines, Water Works, or Water Wheels, as also Houses or Coverings requisite for the same, where by the Assent of the said Commissioners the same shall be agreed upon, to be no Lett or Hindrance to the ordinary Passage of Barges, Boats, or other such Vessels upon the said River of Lee, and by and through the said Ditch or Trench, to carry and convey so much of the Water of the said main River, as by the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, or Assigns, shall be thought requisite and necessary to be used for the Working or Motion of the said Engines or Water Wheels, and shall also by the said Commissioners be thought to be no Prejudice or Hindrance to the ordinary Passage of Barges, Boats, or other such Vessels upon the same River. And that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies and Assigns (in all Places apt and convenient, within a convenient Distance of the said Engines or Water Works) to dig for the taking and further opening of Springs of fresh Water there found, or to be found on the Westside of the said River next unto the City of London, and the Water of the said Springs to carry and convey by, and through certain little Gutters or Trenches, or Pots or Pipes under the Ground, into one Pit, Pond, or Head, of convenient Largeness, to be made by the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, or Assigns, in some Places apt for the same: And that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, and Assigns, having by Art and slight of Engines and Water Works, or by any other Means or Device raised the Water of the said Springs, and so much of the Water there running in the said Ditch or Trench as shall be thought necessary, to such Height, and into such Place, Pond, Head, or Receipt, (as to them shall seem in that Behalf requisite) to convey and carry the same in close Pipes under the Ground from the said Water Works, and the said other Places of Receipt, unto the City of London, and the Suburbs thereof, for the perpetual Maintenance and Sustentation of the said Provost and Fellows, and their Successors, by the Rent to be made of the said Waters conveyed as aforesaid. And that for the convenience of the said Water, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, and Assigns, (in all Places convenient between the said Water Works, and the said City of London) to Dig, Cut, and open the Ground, to such Depth and Breadth as shall be convenient for the laying in of the said Pipes or Pots, through which the said Water shall pass; and for making little Conduit Heads for Vents unto the same, for the better Passage of the said Waters; and the same Ground so opened for the Purpose aforesaid, (after the said Pipes or Pots are laid in and placed) the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, and Assigns, shall with Turf, Earth, Gravel, and other Materials, again fill up and cover. "

They may Erect Engines, &c.

The may open Springs, &c.

They may convey Pipes underground.

They may dig and open Ground to make Conduit Heads.

" And be it, &c. that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Deputies, and Assigns, from time to time, and at all times convenient, with their Men, Horses, Carts, or other Carriages, to have free Entry and Passage, by, over, and through any Ground or Land, in Places, and at Times meet and convenient for the doing and performing of any Thing requisite, for the making of the said several Passages of Waters, or for the doing of any other Act or Thing concerning the same, authorized by this Act, as also for the continual Preservation and Reparation of the said Works, as often as need shall require. And be it, &c. that the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the great Seal of England, for the time being, by Commission under the great Seal of England, at the Request and Charges of the said Provost and Fellows, their Successors, Substitutes and Deputies, or upon the Complaint or Petition of any Person or Persons whom it may concern, shall Nominate, Appoint, and Authorize, by Commission or Commissions under the great Seal of England, Seven discreet and sufficient Persons, whereof two shall be Justices of Peace of the County of Middlesex, and two of the City of London, and three others at the Choice and Appointment of the said Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper, every of the said Persons having Lands and Tenements, of the clear Yearly Value of 40l. at the least; which said Seven Persons, or any Four, or more of them, shall have Power to order and set down what Rate or Rates, Sum or Sums of Money shall be paid by the said Provost and Fellows, as well for satisfaction and recompence of Damages, in making the fore-recited Works, or any Thing belonging to the same; as also for any manner of Damages to be sustained, in the mending or reparation thereof from time to time, or any other Costs or Charges sustained by reason of the same, to the Lords, Owners, and Occupiers of the Ground and Soil, or to others interested in the said River or Waters, for which Composition is to be made by the Intent of this Act, if the Parties cannot of themselves agree, and in what manner the same shall be paid. And that for the Recovery of such Money as shall be so ordered and set down by the said Commissioners, or any Four or more of them, the Party or Parties to whom the same Money shall be due and payable, by the true Intent of the said Order, shall or may recover the same, together with the reasonable Costs and Damages for the forbearance thereof, against the said Provost and Fellows, by Action of Debt, Bill, or Plaint, in any of his Majesties Courts at Westminster, werein no Essoin or Protection shall be allowed. Provided always, and it is further enacted, &c. that the said Water shall not be conveyed thorough the House, Garden, or Orchard of any Person or Persons, or thorough any Part thereof, or thorough any Cornfields, while the Corn is growing or standing in the same, without the Consent first had of the Owners and Occupiers of the said Houses, Gardens, Orchards, and Cornfields. Anno 7. Jac. cap. 9."

They may have free Passage to make, and after to preserve the Things made.

What Recompence the Owners of the Ground shall have.

How they may recover it.

What Grounds may not be digged.


A brief Declaration of the Reasons that moved His MAJESTY and the STATE to Erect a College of Divines, and other Learned Men, at CHELSEA; together with a Copy of His Majesty's Letters in favouring the same: And an Addition of some Motives, forcible to excite good Christians Zeal to a voluntary and liberal Contribution.

 

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