To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of peace and Quor[um] at this pr[e]sent sessions of the peace at Lancaster.
The humble petic[i]on of Anne the wyfe of Rob[er]t Procter an Inhabitant of Halton p[ar]ish
That yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]rs husband was nowe lately Impressed by yo[u]r worr[shi]pps for the service of the States in Ireland, for the Townshipp of Hornby cu[m] Robyndall haueine not anie meanes allowed her by that Townshipp; And for theat yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r hath not anie maintenance for relieffe of her selfe and her two smale children, and beinge w[i]th chuld of a third but onely her owne hand labo[u]r.
May it therefore please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to grant yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[e]r such releiffe by assessments to be Imposed vpon the parish of Mellinge whereof the said Townshipp is a part or out of the Townshipp for relieffe of your said poore petic[i]on[e]r and her smale children, to be weekly or monthly paid as in yo[u]r wisdomes shall seeme fitt and as in dutey bound shee shall ever pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]pps health and happiness longe to continew.
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