To the Right Hon[oura]ble the Lord major of the Citty of London & the Right Wor[shipf]ull ye Court of Ald[e]r[m]en his Brethren,
The humble petic[i]on of Martha Mott Relict of Thomas Mott late of ye parish of S[ain]t Sepulchres London dec[ease]d
That yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]rs said husband in respect of his faithfull service to his late Ma[jes]tie of ever blessed memory had a penc[i]on [illegible] bestowed vpon him of 40 s. p[er] Annu[m] as by ye annexed order appeareth,
That about a month since the said Thomas Mott departed this life leaveing yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]r in a very poore & miserable Condition, what she had having bine made away to keepe him in ye tyme of his sickness & for that she is aged & past her Labour & hath bine lately visited with much sickness.
She therefore humbly prays yo[u]r Hono[u]rs & wor[shi]ps to be pleased to take her deplorable Condition into Considerac[i]on & to bestow her said husbands penc[i]on vpon her for her future maintenance.
And yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]r shall daily pray &c:
I would that the Pe Penc[i]on of Thomas Mott deceased bee continued vnto the Petic[i]oner his wid[ow], or cause shewed to mee to the Contrarie. This 21th of December 1672.
Robert Hanson Maior
<To Mr Daniell Man Keep[er] of ye Guildhall.>
Martha Mott in White Lyon Court in Charter house Lane.