<Petic[i]on of Jeremiah Clark>
To the Right Hon[oura]ble the Justices of the Peace for the County of Sussex.
The humble Petic[i]on of Jeremyah Clerk
That by reason of yo[u]r pet[itione]rs great Wounds and hurt gott by being in the Warrs, he is by order allowed the sum[m] of fower pounds a yeare; which was noe wayes able to maintaine yo[u]r pet[itione]r he being exceedingly troubled with the Falling seknes and by his going to ye Bath to seeke for some helpe in his Limbs if possible; became indebted & hath mortgaged a lease of 8 li. p[er] yeare for 7 li. to be paid last lady day, and yo[u]r pet[itione]r being utterly helples & his wounds continue still very great, and he noways able to pay the same, shall loose his said house if not releived by this hon[oura]ble Bench.
In comiserac[i]on of the premises yo[u]r pet[itione]r most humbly prayeth [praye] that this hon[ou]r[a]ble bench will vouchsafe to grant him but a year & a halfe pention before hand [and] to keepe his said house from being lost, (Or else shall yo[u]r pet[itione]r be left to sudden ruine,) upon ye receipt of which pention yo[u]r pet[itione]r will engage to forfeit his propreity in ye said Pention if he trouble you untill the yeare & a halfe shall be expired:
And yo[u]r pet[itione]r shall pray