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To the Right Worship full his Majesties Justices of the peace
for the County of Middlesex at their General Quarter Sessions
assembled

The Humble Petition of Robert Worsley and
Thomas Walker Commited to Bridewell att
Clerkenwell by order of this Whorship full Bench
for a newsance in Pulling Soil into the Sewers

Humbly Sheweth


That ye petitioners did plead Guilty to the Indictment preferred
against us in Submission to the Commissioners of Servers and to prevent
their being at any farther Cost to prove our Guilt in hopes and
according to advice to us Given that thereby this Whorshipfull Bench
would be the more favourable to us and we with Due Submission Still
hope and doubt not but in Consideration of our Families yor Whorships
will Consider us in our misfortunes (if not us our Families which are
numerous we haveing Each of us a wife and Family of Children Walker
a wife and five Small Children and Worsley a wife and Two Small
Children all which are unable to help themselves nor have they any
thing to Support themselves with but the Labour of ye petitoners your
Petitioners are truely Sensible of their offence and humbly ask pardon of
this Whoship full Bench and promise never more to offend in the like Case

Therefore yr petitioners humbly prays that yr whorships would be pleased
to take the Case of yr petitioners and their Families into ye wife Considerations
and to alter the Imprisonment of yr petitioners to Such a moderate fine as
to yr whorships Shall Seem meet for if yr petitioners are Continued in prison
our Families will be Reduced to Extream want and Necessity and in So
Doing yr petitioners and their Families as in Duty Bound Shall Ever
pray Etc

The mark of T W Thos Walker

The mark of R W Robt Worsley

Wee whose names are hereunder written house keepers and Inhabitants
of the parish of St Leonard Shereditch and Liberty of Norton Falgate
Well knowing the poverty and Necessity of the petitioners and their
Families and that unless they are Releived by this Honourable
Bench their families must Come to Extream want and necessity
Therefore in Consideration of their wifes and Children do freely
and Voluntarily offer our Selves to become Surities for the good
behaviour of the petitioners above mentioned for and During so
Long time as to yr Whorship Shall Seem meet

Wm. Harwood The mark of
Joseph Wortley
Willm Hudson

Thomas Wylor
J John Corderoy
Richard Raine
Robert Seymour




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