<County of Chester>
To the right wor[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace now Assembled at Midlew[i]ch
The humble petic[i]on of Thomas Devereux of the Parish of Wrenbury.
That your poore Petic[i]oner in the late vnhappy warrs served in the late Kings Army a Troop[e]r vnder the Command of the lord Killmorey for three yeares & a halfe & afterwards vnder other officers for his Late Ma[jes]ties service, & did attaine to haue a Corporalls place, in which ingagements yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner was often shot wounded & maymed soe that yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath lost the vse of three of his fingers on the right hand & shot through one of his thighes by a muskett Ballet, whereby yo[u]r petic[i]oner is disabled to follow his callinge of husbandry.
Wherefore yo[u]r Petic[i]oner Humbly craues yo[u]r wor[shi]ps to consider of his sad Condic[i]on, haueing a wiffe and foure Children that some seasonable releife may be had whereby your Petic[i]oner may not be troublesome hereafter.
And as in duty bound yo[u]r Petic[i]oner will euer pray &c