Papyrus UC 31907
Papyrus, unknown provenance. The papyrus was formely part of a cartonnage piece, which was destroyed (but recorded) to extract the text.
... from X, royal cultivator belonging to Karanis.
While I was transporting loaves of bread on a donkey to Crocodiloplis for
a man detained in the gaol, and the loaves were contained in tote-bags and
four 'choinikes of barley so that the jenny might have what she needed, Hathoris
the policeman at the Phremithieion put himself in my path and took from me
the jenny loaded as she was and with the tote-bags of bread and a sack made
of tow on her back. I made myself scarce for fear of being marched to prison
for 4 choinikes of barley... I submitted a memorandum to you about the jenny,
but I was not summoned to answer to it. Thereupon I petitioned Anchophis your
guard against the aforesaid policeman, stating that he was holding the sack
and the ... he carried it off ... the sack. (When I) asked him to return it,
he demanded three obols from me ... I request you to give instructions ...
to Anchophis to restore to me the sack and the pack-saddle and the tote-bags.
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