To the Hono[ura]ble The Com[missione]rs for the Militia and setling of affayres for the Countye Pallatine of Chester
The humble petic[i]on of Jane Battye, widdow
That yo[u]r petic[i]oners late Husband David Battye dece[ase]d att the tyme of S[i]r George Booths partye coming into Chest[e]r in August last, was inlisted vnder the Command of Captayne Leech as trayned souldier [illegible] for the Towneshipp of Eccleston and in yt Engagm[en]t att Winnington lost his life, And left yo[u]r pet[itione]r and a childe, and charge of a family to maynteyne, and noe estate att all: they having nothing to subsist on, in his life tyme, but w[ha]t hee, by his paynes and industrye gayned, and soe yo[u]r pet[itione]r and her charge, are vtterly vndone & ruined vnless yo[u]r hono[u]rs ayde extended.
May itt therefore please yo[u]r hono[u]rs in regard yo[u]r pet[itione]r is vtterly deprived of her liuelihood & all maynteynance for her selfe, and familye, by the losse of her husband, to take her deplorable Condic[i]on into yo[u]r serious considerac[i]ons and vppon serious [illegible] weighing of her lamentable estate to afford her some releife, for the maynteynance of her selfe & family in such sort as to yo[u]r graue wisdomes shall seeme most meete.
And yo[u]r pet[itione]r as in duty bound will eu[er] pray &c
<Wee whose names are vnder written Com[mmissione]rs for the Countye abouesaid, vppon the assertion of Capt[ain] Leech doe Certifye the truth of this petic[i]on and doe desire the Justices of the peace for this Countye; att theire next q[ua]rter Sessions to take the pet[itione]rs Condic[i]on into theire considerac[i]on vppon the accompt of a penc[i]on>
<xx s. p[er] ann[um] till further ord[e]r>