To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the Peace att this Sessions of the Peace holden att Orm[skir]ke July the 16th 1651.
The humble petic[i]on of Jane Dobson late of Wigan.
That yo[u]r petic[i]oners husband beinge a poore laboureing man by Accident was in the Towne of Aughton about his affaires for the better Livelihood of himself & his poore Lame & Impotent wyffe your worships peticioners said husband was by the Constable & officers of the said Towne of Aughton pressed for a Souldier & soe taken to the sea, this last presse your petitioner haueinge no other helpe nor stay but what hee obteyned by his Industerie & paines for her relive [sic.] is vtterlie now deprived thereof.
Yo[u]r petitioner in Tender Comiseracon hereof, humblie praies that your worships wil bee pleased to order her some maineynance & releeffe out of the said parish & Towne of Aughton, she beinge not abel to worke or labour for her livinge. And yo[u]r petitioner as Neverthelesse in all dutie she is bound will daielie pray for your worships heath & Increase of honour longe to Continew &c.
Shee to be sent to Euxton to bee provided for.