Usbek to Pharan in the Fatmé gardens
Rejoice, and recognize these sacred letters ; have the grand eunuch kiss them, and the intendant of my gardens : I forbid them to lay a hand on you before my return. Tell them to buy the eunuch who is lacking.  Fulfill your duty, as if you always had me watching you, for be sure that the more my mercies are great, the more you shall be punished, if you abuse them.
Paris this 25th day of the moon of Rhegeb 1713