Middlesex Sessions:
Sessions Papers - Justices' Working Documents

July 1781

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New Prison 16. July 1781.

May it please your Worship

Trusting in the Known goodness of your
Worships Heart who is ever open to the prayers of the Watched
and afflited enboldens me to trouble your Worship with my
sad Case I was fined Six Months Imprisonment and to pay a
fine of Five Pounds the time of my Imprisonment expires
Tomorrow but an so unhappy as not to have An my power
to raise the Money to pay the Fine this the Expence I have been
A in Maintaining me or my Confinement my Poor Wife having
been Obliged to part with every thing in the World to maintain me
at the sametime to find support for Three helpless children
which renders any sad Situation truly Distusing I therefore
most humbly pray that your Worship will be pleased to take
my unhappy Case into Consideration and take of the fine of
Five Pounds & Court Fees which otherwise must be paid before I can have
my Liberty and which is Impossible that I can raise by any
means Trusting therefore in your Clemency that you will
grant my humbly Prayer I big leave to Subscribe myself

May it please your Worship

Your Worships most Obedient
Humble Servant
Jno Williams< no role >

To the Worshipful John Manwaring< no role >

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