To the hon[ou]rable & Right Wor[shi]pfull his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the Peace for the North Riding of the County of Yorke
The humble Petition of John Slonas of Stokesley within the sayd Rideing Taylor
That your Petic[i]oner was a Trooper under the Comand of Captaine Henry Yoward in the service of his late Ma[jes]tie King Charles the first of happy memory and was alsoe a Corporall in the Troope of Captaine Beilby att the siege of Hull and alsoe served his sayd late Majestie under the Com[m]and of Collonell Errington att Yorke fight and always continued faithfull & loyall to his sayd Majesty & never would take part with the Rebells although often thereunto solicitted. And your Petic[i]oner received severall wounds in the said service and never had any penc[i]on or gratuity & being now growne aged & infirme & indigent & not able to worke of his Trade as hitherto he hath done for the maintenance of himselfe & his wife therefore
Y[ou]r Petic[i]oner humbly prayes you will please to take his Case into y[ou]r Considerac[i]on & afford him such releife as you shall thinke fitt & y[ou]r Petic[i]oner as in duty bound will ever pray &c.
Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed being all Inhabitants in Stokesley doe humbly Certifye the Contents of this petic[i]on to be true & that the Petic[i]oner hath all along behaved himselfe honestly & lived credibly amongst his neighb[ou]rs & hath (as long as he was able) followed his Trade & maintained his wife & family without being burthensome to the Towne & is now very poore & indigent.
The truth hereof I verily believe
Th[omas] Pennyman D.D. Rector of Stokesley
x s. as a gratuity