42. Order to the exchequer of Azemmour for the purchase of paper and ink

National Archive of Torre do Tombo (Portugal)
Corpo Cronológico, Parte II, mç. 199, doc. 48
SENDER: João Mendes
ADDRESSEE: António Barbudo
PLACE OF DEPARTURE: Azemmour (Morocco)
GENERAL INFORMATION: Dated 1535.

this document gives us a glimpse into the material and scriptural infrastructures involved in the daily routines of bureaucratic administration. In this case, the auditor of Azemmour (Morocco), João Mendes, orders tax officer António Barbudo to purchase one good ream of paper and one canada of good ink for use in the fortress’s exchequer.

(Roger Lee de Jesus)