To the Right hono[ra]ble the Justices of the Peace at the Quarter Sessions for the County of North[amp]ton[shire]
The humble Petioc[i]on of William Sudbury of Woodnewton in the said county Labo[u]rer
That yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[er] was pressed for a Soldier from Stamford Baron in this county for his Ma[jes]ties service in the Northern p[ar]ts where he had not only 13 wounds in his head & body very dangerous, but also the fingers of one of his hands cut ofe, whereby he is totally disabled to gaine a living by his Labour for himself & Family
And whereas at a Generall Quarter Sessions for the peace holden at Northampton the Co[u]rt did think fitt to allow the said William Sudbury a yearly penc[i]on of 4 pounds, which since hath deducted to the some of 2 pounds & 10 s. as by his order more plainely may appeare
May it therefore please yo[u]r hono[u]rs to Com[m]iserate the poore & lamentable Estate of yo[u]r said petic[i]oner And to Augment his said penc[i]on as in yo[u]r wisdoms & Charitable Benevolence may be thought meete & sutable to his great Necessity.
And yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[er] shall (as in duty bound) ever pray for yo[u]r hono[ur]s.
The considerac[i]on of this petic[i]on referred to three of thee next Justices or any two of them to make what addi[tio]n they shall think fit