The Risale-i vazife-horan uses a register of 1609.
Risale-i vazife-horân ve merâtib-i bendegân-i al-i Osman (“Treatise on the salaried persons and the ranks of the slaves of the House of Osman”) (AA82-104; T111-123; A89-106), aims to register all the persons, high and low, who “take salaries from the imperial threshold” (AA85; T113; A91: ‘atebe-i ‘aliyye-i padişahîde her ay vazife ve... üç ayda bir mevâcib... alan havâss ve ‘avâm); in this respect, Ayn Ali collected and listed all the salaries paid in the third trimester of H.1018 (1609), in order to present a full and detailed image of the palace personnel and standing army at that moment. The treatise is divided into four parts, roughly following a course from the outer to the inner service of the palace. In the first part (AA88-92; T113-116; A92-94), Ayn Ali lists the numbers and salaries of the janissary infantry and cavalry; in the second (AA92; T116; A94), the navy and arsenal. The third part (AA92-95; T116-118; A95-99) deals with the palace military personnel, i.e. those who have to escort the Sultan during campaigns. As for the fourth part (AA95-98; T118-121; A100-103), it concerns the inner services of the palace, those serving in the Sultan’s harem, including the scribes of the Imperial Council and the other services (AA97; T120; A101-2). In the epilogue (AAA99-102; T122-123; A104-106), Ayn Ali lists also the salaries of the higher ulema, praising the Sultan for the care and respect he shows for this illustrious group.
Imperial registers and kanunnames; probably scribe manuals, such as Pseudo-Ali Çavuş’s manual, a text belonging to the 16th century (see Howard 2008).