Cairo Genizah : Legal document; writing exercises

Mīḵāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīḵāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of Accounts on behalf of the Office of Supervision: the people of the town of al-Šūbays have paid two and a half (dirhams?), under the supervision of the judge Ṯiqat al-Mulk Makīn al-Dawla wa-Amīnuhā, of the protégé of the commander of the faithful Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Bahār, the deputy judge Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan b. Yaḥyā b. Bahār and the elder accountant Sadīd al-Dawla Abū l-Faraj ʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. Qūrīl. Dated 22nd Jumādā I 403 AH (= December 1012 CE).</p>


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