Exalted son, Muhammad Beg,* your servant, deserted and went over to the misled and miserable enemy. It is said about him that he has been descended from the tribe of Mū’atemad Khán,* the minister of the Deccan. He (Muhammad Beg) was your minister and private secretary. Undoubtedly the new servants bore malice and spite against the old one (i.e., Muhammad Beg). You should recall this deserter and send him to me. The bad property should be attached to the beard of its master (i.e., Muhammad Beg should be surrendered to me). Otherwise you should write (to me) that after being informed of his condition, he may be called.