To the Hono[u]r[a]ble Com[m]ittee of Parliament now resident at Nott[ingham] the petision Alilice Sheweth of Alice Blith widow humbly sheweth
That whereas your petisioners husband serued as a soldier in this Garrison of Nott[ingham] vnder by the space of one yeare and a halfe or their abouts vnder ye Command of Collonell John Hutchinson till such time as he were slaine in the Court of gard at ye Castle gats by the falling of ye same as it is not unknowne to many in this Garrison and in his life time behaued himselfe painefully and faithfully in his calling towards ye maintnance of your poore aged petioner and did receiue but very litle pay during ye time he were a soldier
May it theirefore please your Hon[ou]rs to consider of the poore weake and aged condision of your petisioner and to graunt unto her some reliefe without ye which some such Charritable way she is like to famish this deare yeare and y[ou]r petioner will euer pray.
<10 Jan[uary] 1647>
<Mr Hough Pay Ten shillinges to Allice Blithe in p[ar]te of her late husbands areares towards the supply of her wants and this shall be yo[u]r war[an]t. Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands the day and yeare aboves[ai]d.>
<Rec[eive]d ten shillings of Mr Hough accordingly>
<Allice [mark] Blithe.>