Letter: ENA 3944.19

Letter ENA 3944.19

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Note in Arabic script addressed to [al-]shaykh ʿUmar at Raʾs al-Khalīj ("the head of the canal"; there is apparently a site just south of Fustat with this name), "may God preserve him." As soon as he receives this note, he should assist the bearer Abū Saʿd the banker for the amīr (ṣayrafī lil-amīr al-makhdūm). The addressee should accompany him and diligently help him find a boat to rent passage in. "You need no exhorting in this, for he does not know the boats." Scrawled ḥamdala at the end.

ENA 3944.19 recto

recto

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ENA 3944.19 verso

verso
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