<The humble petic[i]on of Mawrice Parrye smith.>
To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace for the Countye of Denbighe.
In most humble maner sheweth vnto yo[u]r Wor[shi]ps that yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner being pressed for a souldier for his ma[jes]t[y]s service in the Irishe warres, and from thence was p[re]ssed for his ma[jes]t[y]s service in England, where yo[u]r petic[i]oner Continued from first to last for the space of fiue yeeres, and at the siege of Nantwich, being vnder the Comaund of Capt[ain] George Savill, who was of the Regiment of Sir Robert Byron Coll[onel], was shott and greevouslye wounded in his wrist, soe that therby he quite lost the vse of his right hand (as may appeare) to yo[u]r peticoner, his wife, and small childrens vtter vndoing, who are forced to liue these sixteen yeeres by the charitable benevolence of well disposed people.
The premisses considered, may it please yo[u]r good wor[shi]ps with the eyes of mercye to looke vpon yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners distressed Condic[i]on, and in the bowells of Compassion to Comiserate his indigent estate, and to render him such reliefe as by his ma[jes]t[y]s act most graciously is sett fowrth. Then shall yo[u]r wor[shi]ps giue occasion to yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner, his wife and small Children more fervently to pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]ps health & happines long to Continue.
to be taken into consider[ation] the next q[uar]ter