Jan[uary] 14. 1651
To the hon[ou]r[a]ble the Justices of ye peace &c:
The humble petition of John Crammer of Easthorp husbandman humbly Sh[e]weth That ye sayd John Cram[m]er hath formerly served as a soldjer pressed for ye States Service a long time, and falling sick he was released, and sent home to ye place where he was pressed. Since that having by gods helpe recovered some strength, he hath served in ye trayned armes in ye regiment of Coll[onel] Honywood But in the late expedition to Worster, falling lame by ye way, Capt[ain] Soloman Stebbing sent him back againe with a certificate & hired another man in his roome w[i]th ye mony yt he had receiued of his master: And ever since ye sayd John Cram[m]er hath not been able to doe any worke; but is so weake that he is not able to putt on his owne cloathes nor scarcly to feed himselfe.
Hee therfore humbly prayeth that as he was allowed 20 s. at ye last Sessions that now you would be pleased to grant him a quarterly allowance towards his subsistance, or as yo[u]r wisdomes shall otherwise thinke fit,
And yo[u]r petitioner shall humbly pray &c.