Middlesex Sessions:
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May 1762

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To the Worshipfull the Chairman and other His Majestys
Comissioners of Oyer and Terminer and Justices appointed to
keep the Peace in the County of Middlesex , and also to Hear and
Determine diverse Felonies Trepasses and other Misdemeanors
committed within the said County.

The Humble Petition of John Taylor< no role > .

Most Humbly Sheweth

That your Petitioners at the last Session holden at Hicks Hall
was convicted of a Misdemeanour in being concerned in lawfully
Obtaining from a Forreigner a Sum of Money on Pretence of his having
Inlisted himself to Serve as a Soldier & procuring him his Discharge &
for which your Petitioner was Fined 5. and committed to New Prison
for the Space of one Month.

Your Petr. is became truly Sensible of, & with great Sorrow reflects
on the Offence, but begs leave to Assure your Worships that he was
Inadvertently drawn in to be a party there to, and to sign the Receipt
which has Subjected him to the Cenoure of your Worships-And being
now almost at the expiration of his Term of Imprisonment during
which time he has suffred hardships, being destitute of Friends
(having only a poor Mother & She but a menial Servant in a Farm
House & intirely incapable of Assisting him) He is utterly unable to
Procure any Money Whereby he may discharge the Fine set on him.

Your Petitioner therefore most humbly prays Your Worships
(as he is a Soldier and ready to return to his Regiment where,
by his future good behaviour he will endeavour to retrieve
this fault) That Your Worships Commiserating his
unhappy Circumstances, will of your wanted Clemency
Remit his said Fine, or afford him such relief as to your
Worships shall seem meet

And Yor. Petr. Shall Ever Pray &.

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