From all the series of these memoranda (Layihalar), asked by Selim III, an abridged treatise was compiled, containing the parts of the individual memoranda which pertain to army reform, brought together under thematic categories (army, military stipends, auxiliary forces and artillery, cavalry). The abridged treatise published by Karal is preserved in two copies:
The original reports are found in Topkapı Sarayı Arşivi, envelope E447.
Karal, E. Z., “Nizâm-ı Cedîd’e dâir lâyihalar”, Tarih Vesikaları 1/6 (1941), 414-425; 2/8 (1942), 104-111; 2/11 (1943), 342-351; 2/12 (1943), 424-432 [in fact, the text published by Karal is the abridged treatise]
For full editions:
Particular memoranda have also been published:
Tatarcık Abdullah Efendi (a high ulema, twice kazasker), after a remark on the lack of discipline among the janissaries and their effective uselessness from the 1769 war onwards, suggests that their chiefs should be summoned and urged to restore discipline and study the European arts of war through translations of manuals by “friendly countries”; a special corps could be formed from among their ranks to be trained with the help of foreign advisors, as in the past under Baron de Tott. This should be done gradually and, preferably, in provincial cities to avoid the reaction of the janissaries in the capital (Ka417-420). Auxiliary troops should also be trained in special barracks (Kd430).