Legal document: T-S 12.616 + Halper 360

Legal document T-S 12.616 + Halper 360



Legal document. Partnership contract. In the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli. Location: Fustat. Dated: 1100. This court record notes the reorganization of a business venture after one of the partners absconded with some of the partnership capital. Abū Mansūr Aharon b. Mevasser al-Zayyat contracted a partnership in an oil and legume shop in Ḥamām al-Faʾr (the "Rat" bathhouse), also known as the shop of Ibn Shahrayn al-Jazzār, with Abū ʿImrān Moshe b. Mordekhay ha-Kohen and Abū Saʿd b. Abū l-ʿAlāʾ, the latter of whom may have been Aharon's brother. Moshe was likely the senior investor, collecting 5/12 of the profit; Abū Saʿd, an investor and the active partner, was to collect a third; and Aharon was to collect a quarter. When, to Aharon and Moshe's shock, Abū Saʿd absconded with the partnership assets, Aaron took Abū Saʿd's place. Aharon and Moshe reconfigured the partnership and agreed to split profits evenly. (Information from Lieberman, "A Partnership Culture", 45-46) Join: Moshe Yagur

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