Document No. 84.
To The Reverend Robrt. Radcliffe Vicar General. The Humble Petition of Robert Kneal, Jn. Kneal, Tho Woods, and Jn. Clater Junr. Sheweth that your Petitioners have been guilty of a Great Breach of the Sabbath by goeing out to Vessels on the Lord's Day without a *Waft Given them of which they sincerely Repent and as they now Stand Convicted in St. German's Prison for said Offence they trust your Reverence will of your Wonted Goodness grant their
Releasement. And they as in Duty bound will for Ever Pray etc. etc.
Peel, febry 17, 1764. The Petitioners are in Custody. Wm. Lidderdale, Deputy Constable.
Feb: 17, 1764. Upon the Petitioners severally giving bonds, as usual, for the performance of their Censures respectively, their enlargmt. is hereby granted.
* Waft = The waving of the hand ; a gesture, Shakespeare, 'Julius Caesar' ii.