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Whereas the Bearer hereof Jeremiah May the peticon[e]r was wounded in the service of the Parliam[en]t thereby vnable to follow his calling as appeares by the annexed Certificate: These are therefore to require you to permitt & suffer the said him quietly to passe to Ashden in Essex his former aboad w[i]thout molestac[i]on. And I desire the Justices of peace for ye said County to allow vnto the said Jeremiah May a competent weekly penc[i]on for his releife & maintenance according to the late Act. Given vnder my hand & seale the 10th of January 1651.
<To all office[e]rs & sould[ie]rs und[er] my Com[m]and & others whome it may concerne.>