“As there is no customs house here, the treasury is incapable of finding these funds.”
“forty or fifty thousand akçe are spent for the post station per year”
“there is little iron remaining in the armory of Uyvar”
“We found nearly 400,00 akçe of the deceased defterdar Osman Efendi”
“Further, we found 200 gurus in the Budin and sent a ruznamçe.
1. We can’t do anything about the petitions so you make the decision.
2. 100,000 dollars has been spent on expensive clothing, but no one is worthy of wearing it so we will no longer spend money on them.
3. When prominent citizens come they spend 1,000 dollars. We will not provide those funds.
4. 40 or 50 thousand dollars is spent on the post office a year but unless there is important mail to be sent this money is not needed
5. The tax is 2/3 of the income, you must tell the non-Muslims about this
6. We took land from some people and made it the governments and made them pay taxes on it which we find to be reasonable
7. Whenever the prominent citizens come to the fort they want things to be fixed, but these are not needed.
8. The slaves receive revenue from the taxes. The prominent citizens will no longer take their pay from these people. You should tell them to not to anymore and you will be blesses as the prominent citizens should not interfere with our jobs. It is not right. We also need keys to the storehouses.
9. We have not collected the tax for this year. We will do it soon but you should tell them that they need to give more when we collect. Tell the tax administrator of this.
10. We can’t count seed because it has already been used, but we will count what is left.
11. We started the land system at the fort. I assigned 800,000 dollars to the garrison and it needs to paid by Kel Ahmet. If he doesn’t pay, make him meet you, and until then the... [continues]
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