TO HIS GRACE GEORGE DUKE OF ALBERLMALE LORD GENERALL OF HIS MAJESTIES FORCES
The humble peticon of Thomas Writtle Captain of his Majesties Castle of Dover in Kent
That the peitioner faithfully served his Majestie before his happy Restoration with services to the hazard of the petitioner's life and expence of £2500 and upwards for 3 years last past hath continued in the above Command and without one penny of pay for himself nor any of his soldiers during this time. That the petitioner hath mortgaged his land for £500 which he had in the service and in maintaining himself and his family since the time above said, and is engaged for £500 for the soldiers under his command for diet and other necessities, so that the petitioner by the means foresaid his (text lacking) estate reduced into a low condition. And that the petitioner cannot pay them before the beginning of the next term to satisfie his creditors who will enter upon and seize his estate.
The servisses considered May it please your Grace by the petitioner and his condicion to his majesty and to be allowed to receive the pay which is due to him, and to move his Majesty gratious to him in the remembrance of his f------
And the petitioner (as in duty bound) shall (text lacking)
The Governor 1/7
A Lieutenant 1/-
A master gunner 1/4
6 matrosses at 12 d each
20 souldiers 9d each
p annum £376/2/9
For the arrears to this Garrison be assigned (text lacking) of the subsidies now to be paid into the Exchequer (text lacking) out of the first two halfe out of the second.
November 13th 1663 Lord High Treasurer Thomas Wriothesley (Southampton).