The endorsement is written in a much larger, but somewhat less tidy chancery hand. Note that the dating clause is in Latin. The crossed out number 38 and the 51 in a box are National Archives graffiti identifying the document.  
text of petition
Petition and endorsement of 1445 (London, National Archives E.28/74/52). All photographs by permission of the National Archives.

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Medieval Writing
Script sample for main text
Script sample for endorsement
Index of Exercises
Index of Scripts

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