To ye hon[oura]ble Committee of Parliam[en]t Resident att Nott[ingham]
The humble petic[ion] of Thomas Barton of Nottingham
Whereas yor petic[ioner] were A Troop[er] at the Bridges and found himselfe his horse & Armes, and after wards was vnder Maior White, and when the bridges was taken yor petic[ioner] was Cloven downe the head & taken prison[e]r and one other time was shot through the chine & taken prison[e]r, and hath suffered much miseries, and now lies exceeding weeke that his Neighbours think yo[u]r petic[ioner] cannot liue longe, and hath much pay due to him for his service in this guarrison, and nothing to liue on in his extreme miserie & sicknes nor to maintaine his family w[i]th for the pr[e]sent
May it therefore please this hon[oura]ble Comittee to take yo[u]r petic[ioners] distressed estate, & lamentable Condic[i]on into yo[u]r Judiscious Considerac[i]ons, and bee pleased to order yo[u]r poore petic[ioner] some pr[e]sent releife, and maintainance in this his great weaknesse & necessitie & towards the maintaineance of his familie in this their pou[e]rtie. Soe shall yo[u]r petic[ioner] bee bound dayly to pray &c:
Mr Hough Pay twenty shillings to Thom[a]s Bartons wife in p[ar]te of her said sicke husbands pay and this shall be yo[u]r war[ran]t. Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands the 6th day of March 1646.
Rec[eive]d twenty shillings of Mr Hough [in pte] accordingly
Jane [symbol: mark] Barton.