To my dear uncle in Samrih, Jináb-i-Áqá Mírzá Muḥammad-Qulí, upon him be the Glory of God, the All-Glorious
O honored uncle! Thou hast gone to Ghawr and the banks of the River Jordan, while I have remained in these calamities and trials. At times thou art on the shore of the sea [of Galilee], at others on the vast plain of ‘Adasíyyih, at yet others in Nuqayb, and at still others in Ruqayb. As for me, from morning I run hither and thither through the streets and markets, and the intensity of my toil exhausteth my strength. When I return home, I occupy myself with writing and devote myself to the management of affairs. Burdened am I with countless labors, and tribulations inward and outward alike have immersed me in a sea of affliction. At morn I take no time to pause, and at eve my soul knoweth no ease; bereft am I of sleep and rest for the mind. Do thou pray and implore God that it might become feasible for me to enjoy a bit of comfort.
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