To the Right Wor[shi]p[fu]l ye Justices of Peace and Quor[um] at Wigan s[ession]s
The humble Petic[i]on of Rich[ard] Yate of Walshwhittle Cowp[er]
Shweweth to yo[u]r wor[shi]ps yt yo[u]r poore pet[itioner] was borne w[i]thin ye Towne of Walshwhittle afores[ai]d & hath liued w[i]thin ye same Towne ever since (saueinge onely when hee was in the state seruice) but neuer had any residence elswhere, Notwithstandinge ye Inhab[itan]ts of ye same Towne Indeauor to Remove yo[u]r pet[itione]r out of ye same Towne (hee nowe beinge destitute of house roome)
The pr[e]miss[e]s Considered yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[e]r humbly Craues yo[u]r wor[shi]ps to grant yo[u]r order to ye Churchwardens & ou[er]se[er]s of ye poore of Standish parish therby requringe them to make p[ro]uision for A Conv[enien]t place of Habitac[i]on for yo[u]r pet[itioner] & his wife in ye same towne (yo[u]r poore petic[i]o[ne]r paying A reasonable thinge for ye Same) & hee (as in duty bound will eu[er] pray &c.
<Ch[urchwardens] & ou[er]seers to p[ro]vide>