To the Wo[rshipfu]ll the Justices of the peace for this County of Carnarvon.
The humble petic[i]on of William Griffith of Llangian in the County aforesaid.
That yo[u]r petitioner in the late warres did list himselfe in the parliament seruice against the late king wherein hee continued for the space of 7 wholl yeares dureing all which tymes yo[u]r petitioner performed true & faithfull seruice to the said parliament, wherein yo[u]r petitioner received diuers greivous wounds (To witt) yo[u]r petitioner was shott thorough the necke with 3 shotts, 3 peices of his skull taken out being broken with a pole axe, runned thorough the throat with a tucke, runned thorough the left side & thigh and left for dead in the feild and carried in a Cart to Thane in Oxfordshire besides many other wounds at other tymes whereby yo[u]r petitioner is disabled to doe or performe any manner of worke or labour for the maintenance of himselfe, wief & five small children, and being deprived of what debenters were due & owing to him.
Yo[u]r petitioner therefore haveing noe other way to subsist humbly praieth that yo[u]r worshipps would bee pleased to comiserate his sad condic[i]on, and to allowe him such a proporc[i]on towards his owne his wiefe & small childrens maintenance out of the maimed souldiers mize as to your worshipps shall seeme expedient.
And yo[u]r petitioner (his wiefe & children) as in duty bound shall pray &c.
The petitioner is to be admitted as desired by the Cort. Hughes