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To the Right Worshipfull his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the Peace at the Generall Quarter Sessions of the Peace houlden att Doncaster.
The humble Petic[i]on of James Moore of Letwell in the parish of St Johns w[i]thin the Weapontake of Strafforth & Tickhill in the said Ridd[ing].
That yo[u]r Worships poore Petic[i]oner being taken by ye Com[m]ission of Array from Letwell aforesaid for the vse of his Ma[jes]ties service King Charles the First of blessed mem[m]ory, vnder the Com[m]and of his Grace William Duke of Newcastle in w[hi]ch said service, att a Battle fought vpon Marston Moore, he receiued many wounds in his head, especially one by a pistoll shott w[hi]ch bullet doth sitt in his neck, w[hi]ch is very apparent to be seene w[hi]ch is both painefull & very troublesome to him, being very neare eighty yeares of age he hath been a very painefull industrious honest poore man w[hi]ch his Neighbours hands may satisfie & now being reduced to poverty through the paines of his wounds and ould age makes him vncapeable of doeing any thing he being a very great object of yo[u]r Worships Charity. Humbly craves of yo[u]r Worships that you will be pleased to take it into yo[u]r bountifull considerac[i]on his sad & deplorable condition that he may be allowed as other maimed souldiers in that case & yo[u]r Worships poore Petic[i]oner will for euer pray for yo[u]r Worships long life health & happinesse.
Joseph [symbol: mark] Steele
Doncaster Sess[ion]s 17o Jan[uary] 1698
It is ord[e]red that the Trea[sure]r for this Ryding doe yearly pay vnto the Petic[i]on[e]r James Moor an old lame soldjer forty shillings till further ord[e]r
S: Shelton Cl[ericus] pac[is] ib[ide]m