Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>F. 1: various (drafts of) legal documents in the hand of Mevoraḵ b. Nathan, including a trousseau list, power of attorney and witness statements. (1) The trousseau list is of a marriage between Ḥalfon b. Ḥalfon ha-Kohen and Sitt al-Milāḥ b. Abū Saʿīd, at the top the name Ḵalaf Abū Saʿīd al-Kohen from Cairo (the bride’s father) is mentioned. (2) A second statement refers to Ḵalaf Abū Saʿīd who will trade with a sum of money paid to him for the orphan Abū Ḥasan (b. Bayān b. Ḥašīš?) for a 50% share of the profits, dated Elul 1470 of the Seleucid Era (= 1159 CE). (3) The copy of a power of attorney dated to the first decade of Tammuz 1469 of the Seleucid Era (= 1158 CE) in Damīra under authority of the Nagid Samuel is given by Sitt al-Nuʿm b. Yešuʿa b. ʿAmram to Joseph ha-Levi b. Obadiah concerning dealings with her father’s estate, as well as mentioning names such as Hillel known as al-Abzārī and Damietta. (4) Another witness statement concerning a partnership in a shop and dated Marḥešvan 1471 of the Seleucid Era (= 1160 CE) is signed by Šemarya b. Abraham, Yefet ha-Levi b. Jacob and Mevoraḵ b. Nathan he-Ḥaver. F. 2r: legal document dated 29th Tišri 1471 of the Seleucid Era (= 1160 CE) in Fusṭāṭ concerning the betrothal of Yefet b. Isaac and Karam bat Yešuʿa. Signed by Ṣedaqa b. Elʿazar and […] b. Yešuʿa. On verso mirrored script in the handwriting of Mevoraḵ b. Nathan.</p>


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