To the hono[ura]ble Comm[it]tee of Parliam[en]t att Nottingham.
The humble petic[i]on of James Hoe.
That whereas yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner hath serued the Parliam[en]t in this Guarrison as Soldier, Corporall & Sargeant by the space of fiue yeares, that is to saie from the 4th day of Januarie 1642. vntill the Second day of November 1646. for w[hi]ch there is due to him for his Arreares 21 li. – 16 s. – 0 d. and alsoe yo[u]r petic[i]oners sonne Michael Hoe Serued the kinge & Parliam[en]t in this Garrison vnder the Command of Major Widmerpoole from the 10th of Januarie Aprill. 1645. vntill the second day of Novemb[e]r 1646. for w[hi]ch there is due vnto him for his Arreares 2 li. – 7 s. – 4 d. as may appeare by seuerall bills in writinge attested vnder the hands of the Major & Leivetenant in all – 24 li. – 3 s. – 4 d.
Now may it please you to vnderstand yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner hath lost ye sight of one of his eyes, his said sonne wounded in the face, and himselfe hath layen sicke by the space of three & fortie weekes to the great impouerishment of your poore petic[i]oner his wife & familie hee beinge now in great debt & not able to maintaine himselfe & family in theis times of dearth & scarcitie
Yo[u]r poore peticon[e]r therefore humblie prayes that this hono[urab]le Comm[it]tee wilbee pleased to Commisserate his distressed & weake condic[i]on and to order that hee may haue some parte of his said Arreares (being 24 li. – 3 s. – 4 d.) payed him towards the releife of himselfe his wife and children & payinge of his said debts.
And as most bound hee will euer pray &c.
Mr Hough Pay thirty shillings to ye Pet[itione]r and this shall be yo[u]r warr[an]t. Dated the 29th day of January 1647
<Rec[eive]d thyrtye shillings of Mr Hough accordingly>
<Jacobi [symbol: mark] Hoe>