Middlesex Sessions:
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October 1713

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Image 41 of 13228th August 1713

To the Right Worshipfull the Justices
of the Peace, and the rest of the Gent of this
Honourable Bench, now Setting at Hickes

The Humble Petition of Mary Donne< no role >
Widdow of the Parish of St. Giles Cripple
gate in the Liberty of Old Street

Humbly Sheweth

Whereas yor: Petitioner hath been an Inhabitant
of this Parish for about Therty yeares. and hath paid
Scot and Lot, but now being reduced to great Poverty
by reason of her Age and hard Labour, Which the
loss of one of her. Eyes, and a great dimness in the
other, that she is uncapable of doing any manner
of Work for a livelyhood except Knitting , being
allmost past her Labour, and by reason of her
great Poverty She hath been taken ofe of all Taxes
by this Honourable Bench in her Husband time
But now is grown a more Poorer Object of yor.
Consideration having nothing to help her Selfe,
and much more unable to pay for any thing.

Humbly desireing yor Worships that she
may be further Excused from paying of any
Taxes. And yor: Petitioner shall be in all
Duty bound Ever for to Pray Amen

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