To the right Wor[shipfu]ll his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the peace for the Countie of Wiltes[hire].
The humble petic[i]on of William Dollar of Stratford vnder the Castle in the County aforesaid.
<humbly sheweth> vnto your Wor[shi]pps That yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r hath bin in the service of the Parliam[en]t for the space of Three yeares vnder the Com[m]and of S[i]r William Waller in w[hi]ch time yo[u]r Pet[itione]r at Newberry fight last vtterly lost the vse of his right hand & can make but little vse of his lefte by reason whereof yo[u]r Pet[itione]r being a very poore man & having nothing but his laboure to maintaine himself his wife & Two children who are like to suffer extremitie of want & misery is altogeather destitute of meanes for theire subsistence.
That vpon a petic[i]on pr[e]fer’d to yo[u]r Wor[shi]pps at the last Sessions at Marleboroughe yo[u]r Wor[shi]pps were pleas’d to allowe Fortie shillings towards yo[u]r Pet[itione]rs reliefe
May it please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps either to graunt a yearly pension or some farther reliefe whereby p[ro]vision may be had for yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r his wife & children And yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r shall dayly pray &c
<40 s. from the Tre[asure]r of mai[me]d Souldier of the South p[ar]te>