To the Hon[oura]ble Bench the Justices of the peace for the County of Stafford
The humble Petic[i]on of Roger Dawson, Soane of John Dawson, of Gayton, sheweth
That whereas yo[u]r Petic[i]oner was prest and taken forth of his Lodginge, In the yeare 1651 for the States Seruis in Irelande: then Livinge with his Master in the Parrish of St Clements Danes In London, beinge of Ciuill Cariage, and demeaned himselfe honestly, and Followed his Callinge Carefully, as by a writinge from the said Parrishnars is to be Certyfied, And there In Irelande he serued as a souldier for the space allmost of two yeares, vnder the Com[m]aund of Captaine Richards, Governor of Clemell, In Captaine Richards Company brother to the said Colonell: In which service yo[u]r poore Petic[i]on[e]r was soe meamed and Lamed that hee is not able to moue w[i]thout the assistance of Crutches, to the vtter vndooinge of yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner:
May it therefore please yee, soe to order that hee may haue some pension towards his subsistence & liuelyhood.
And he shall dayly pray For yee.
Geor[ge] Dixon minister.
Walter [?Erdesinck] Hen[ry] Wilson
Roger Dawson Tho[mas] Crapwell
Robert Austen John Cooke
John Cookes John Heath
<Staff[ord] 13o July 1653>
<The pet[itione]r and W[illia]m Davnport of Leeke to be assigned reliefe out of the surplusage & in the meane tyme xx s.>
xx s. more and contin[ued] till ordered to the contrarie.