To the Right Wors[hi]p[fu]ll Mr Alan Penye Esq[uire] Mayor of the Citty of Exon w[i]th the Wors[hi]p[fu]ll the Aldermen of the same
The humble peticon of Christopher Boast weauer of St Sidwells
Sheweth that yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath bin a laborious man in his vocation and hath had fyue Children and did spend most his time in the Armye of King Charles the first and now the times ar so hard and dead that yo[u]r petic[i]oner cannott get any work to sett his hand to on his Trade.
Now the most humble request of yo[u]r petic[i]oner is that yo[u]r wors[hi]ps wil be pleased to commiserate his sad Condicon and to extend yo[u]r known and bountifull Charity vnto him that he may in some manner passe ouer this hard time and hee shal be euer bound to pray for yo[u]r wors[hi]ps wellfare & happines &c
Roger Cheek Edward Cheeke