To the Hon[oura]ble his Ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace for the west rid[ing] of the Countie of yorke at the Generall Quarter Sessions of peace holden at Knaresbrough the 4th day of October Anno dom[ini] 1681
The humble peticon of Samuell Constantine of Kettlewell
That your peticoner had an order from your worships at Skipton the 24th of September 1675 that the Churchwardens & overseers of the poore within the Towneship of Kettlewell and Sterbotton should pay unto your peticoner twelve pence p[er] weeke towards his reliefe & maintainance. And at Knares[brough] was Confirmed according to the former order & hath beene ever since paid to your Peticoner.
Now your Peticoner being of the Age of Three score and Eleven yeares decreped Indigent haveing a Rupture & his right hand Maimed in the Service of King Charles the first of Blessed memorie; and having lately had an ague whereby his body is much weakened, and his eye sight ?much? failed, and Can in noe wise gett Tabled under two shillings p[er] weeke and is forced to Travell about ye Countrey to get his Reliefe above what the said Twelve pence afford him most humbly desireing your Honours would be graciously pleased to take into your grave and serious consideracons his deploreable Condicion that an pention may be ad[d]ed towards his Releife, According to your honors descrecon And your poore Peticoner as in dutie bound shall humbly pray for your healthes and everlasting hapienesse.
Refered to the consideracon of the two next Justices of ye peace.