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Abbreviations in the rest of the text follow the same basic system. The superscript slash to indicate a missing m, and p with a slash through the descender to indicate per are abbreviations derived from usage in Latin, although here used for English words. The abbreviations for the and that sometimes use y and sometimes the thorn character for th. Occasionally a word ends with an upward flourish that may perhaps indicate a missing final e (Try hunting for Squeyer and wherr), but the spelling is so eccentric that it is difficult to be sure.
Petition of 1445-6 (London, National Archives, E.28/76/31). All images by permission of the National Archives.

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