Letter: T-S Misc.25.71

Letter T-S Misc.25.71



Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports that he still has to rest in the house for several days after every one day in the market. He was saddened to hear about the addressee's trouble (shaʿath, likely an illness) on his journey. But when he heard that the addressee had not yet sold the merchandise that is with him, he rejoiced even more than he was pained at the bad news, evidently because he wants to seize the chance to make better business arrangements. He mentions Yūsuf b. Ayyūb in the margin. He eagerly awaits the response. On verso there are some lines of Arabic poetry.