Writers of memoranda written on request of Selim III:
Salihzade Efendi was a high-rank judge
Ali Raik Efendi (no information given)
Hakkı Efendi was head of the Imperial Council (beylikçi-i divan-ı hümayun)
Firdevsî Efendi he was first scribe (tezkereci-i evvel)
Osman Efendi was ex-defterdar of the royal retinues (defterdar-ı rikâb-ı hümayun)
They were among the group of high administration officials asked by Selim III after the end of the 1787-1792 war to write memoranda on the situation of the army and the state and the proposed reforms or amendments. Most of the authors belonged to the chancery, but there were also high ulema and palace officials (as well as Western envoys or employees, such as Mouradgea d’Ohsson or Brentano).