Letters to Saʻid al-Sultan
Letters to Saʻid al-Sultan: from Muhammad Sadiq, about the destruction wrought by the gendarmerie; from Aflatun Adibi Kurdistani, apologizing for the delay in correspondence and asking for money from the Gumah valley transaction; from [Muhammad?], son of Haji Qavam, sending Nawruz greetings and a bonus, conveying his appreciation of Saʻid al-Sultan's visiting his family, and sending greetings from himself and his wife, ʻAliyah Khanum, to [Bihjat Khanum]; from [Muhammad?], son of Haji Qavam, complaining about Saʻid al-Sultan's delay in replying to two of Muhammad's previous letters in the past two years and excessive business travel; from Muhammad Karam, promising to send four lambs, talking about his wife and child's recovery, Ghulam Husayn Zuhri's debt of 5 rials, and complaining about not receiving any replies to his previous letters from Saʻid al-Sultan; from Ardalan, complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for not visiting him during his trip from Tehran to Kurdistan, discussing the assignment of the court date for Saʻid al-Sultan, and giving information about the wedding of his son, Husayn ʻAli Ardalan, to the daughter of Taqi Izadi [Hamadani?]; from Muhammad Hasan, the overseer of March village, expressing eagerness to visit him and his wife, Mah Talaʻat Khanum, talking about collecting and plumping some items in the pantry and closets with the help of Saʻid al-Mamalik and Mirza ʻAbd Allah Khan; from [overseer of Muchish village] to [Asif Aʻzam], about seizing Allah Karam's lambs and cows as his debt to Asif Aʻzam, writing about Mah Talʻat Khanum, Rustam the village chief, and cossacks' involvement in this case--Allah Karam, son of Khuda Karam, couldn't pay his debt and ran away; from an overseer, about consulting with [Sadiqah Khanum] regarding the purchase or rental of Hindi Bulagh village and asking Saʻid al-Sultan's opinion, writing about the dispute between him and Mafakhir al-Mulk regarding Mubarak Abad village, as well as Mafakhir al-Mulk's complaint [to the court]; from Mahdi Sayf, about a sale settlement with Zarrin Taj Khanum and their disagreement over the price, as well as Bihjat Khanum's involvement; from Muhammad Zu al-Fiqari (?) to Saʻid al-Sultan, about the transportation of wheat [to Kurdistan] and the petition of Sarvnaz Khanum Muhammadabadi; from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri to Saʻid al-Sultan, describing the Gulbaghi governor's meddling in Karaftu affairs, rejecting Mahvash Khanum's comments concerning the migration of 27 families from Karaftu, and trying to defend his reputation as a good overseer of Karaftu; [from an overseer] about a conspiracy to take power from Salar Fatih for the benefit of Saʻid al-Sultan's friend, Vakil al-Mulk, sending greetings to Saʻid al-Sultan's wife, Mah Talʻat Khanum, and conveying his appreciation of Mah Talʻat Khanum's cooking; from [Muhammad Hasan] the overseer of March village, in reply to his previous letter, writing about his visit and the supervision of March village to defend himself; from [Muhammad Hassan, the overseer of March village] about wheat exports, giving the delivery documents to Mah Talʻat Khanum, and his disappointment at not receiving a letter from Saʻid al-Sultan; [from the overseer of Miraki village to Saʻid al-Sultan] about Mansur Khalvat's short visit with the purpose of counting domestic animals, his irritation at Mansur Khalvat's constant complaints, describing of the shipment of supplies to Mah Talʻat Khanum, the military's prohibition of the wheat sale, and the birth of two calves; a greeting letter from [a steward], about a sale settlement and a request for Saʻid al-Sultan's reply by telegraph to Mah Talʻat Khanum; from Shihab al-Dawlah about the difficulties that previous government had confronted, mentioning the start of his service in [Ahmad Shah's] court and arranging for Saʻid al-Sultan's trip; from Muhammad, the overseer of Sharmin village, expressing his loyalty and greeting ʻAliyah Khanum [the wife of Saʻid al-Sultan] and Huma [the daughter of Saʻid al-Sultan], and also sending 4 partridges; a private letter from [an overseer], against Asad Khan and requesting to replace him—Asad Khan had taken hold of Saʻadat Khanum's share of the village; [from an overseer], in his own defence and in reply to Saʻid al-Sultan's prevoius letter, reporting about some overseers in the Miraki village having hidden spring wheat and Mah Talʻat Khanum's defense of Yakhchi; from [ʻAbd al-Samad], disputing the amount of wheat transported [to Sanandaj] and Mah Talʻat Khanum's involvement; from [ʻAbd al-Samad, overseer of Miraki village], about the sale of wheat and oat, as well as the death of Kakah Muhammad, son of Shaykh Shukr Allah; [from overseer of Miraki village], about the marriage of Ahmad Garrusi (son of Bahram Mirza) and Mina, his taking possession of Mina's property, the involvement of Muhammad Taqi, who was in charge of the stable, and his verdict forcing Ahmad Garrusi, Mina and his sister (Raʻna) to leave the village, disputing the verdict by overseer of Miraki and asking this verdict be reverse, including the testimony and petition of some peasants from Miraki regarding Mina's ownership of the inheritance and their request to keep Mina and Raʻna in the village; from Mirza [?], a rifleman, in reply to his previous letter about paying his debt (50 tumans) to Mah Talʻat Khanum--Mirza [?] complains about this request and says that he had already paid some of Saʻid al-Sultan's debt; [from one of the overseers of Miraki], about Gharib's letter, the peasants' petition, and a decision [about the delivery of wheat and oat to Sanandaj] with the permission of Taliʻah [Mah Talʻat?] Khanum and [Asif Aʻzam].
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