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Letter from Sîn-illat to Iddin-Dagan about confronting the Martu: translation

1-3Speak to my lord: this is what Sîn-illat the general, your servant, says:

4-7When I moved opposite Kakkulatum, the Martu rose up from their ambush with their weapons (?). When I ......, I captured 70 (?) ...... and brought them into Kakkulatum.

8-11If my lord arranges for the troops to encamp, let him have them take their tied-up leather sacks. If my lord arranges for the troops not to encamp, then let them stay put (2 mss. have instead: then let them go). May my lord know (1 ms. has instead: This is urgent)!

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Revision history : EFH : adapting translation
13.xi.2001 : JAB : proofreading
15.xi.2001 : GC : tagging
16.xi.2001 : ER :proofreading SGML
16.xi.2001 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0