To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace at the Generall Sessions of the Peace holden at Stafford for the said County this 14th July 1657.
Wee whose names are herevnto Subscribed doe humbly make bold to Certefie yo[u]r Worships that one James Egerton a pentioner whoe Inhabited in o[u]r parrish of Stone in the County aforesaid is lately dead, and forasmuch as wee have a poore neighbour one William Smallman who liveth within the said Parrish that to o[u]r knowledge was wounded in the Com[m]onwealths service whoe by reason of a Bullett that lyeth in this thigh is very much disenabled to followe his Callinge, beinge a Taylor by trade, and knowing him to be an obiect of pitty, and well deserving; hee hath havinge a wife and three little Children whereof one is lame wee humbly repr[e]sent his Condic[i]on vnto yo[u]r worships desiring that hee may be admitted in the roome of the deseased and you will obleige us who are yo[u]r servants
Tho[mas] Pinsey Thomas Thorns
John Normon Tho[mas] Worrall
William Henworth Fran[cis] Keene
Tho[mas] Croxton George Bott
Walter Sharper Joh[n] Proctor
This is to be considered of
The petic[i]onor is to be in the roome of Egerton & to rec[eive] his pension of 40 s. a yeare.