Thursday, April 3, 2008
A letter from the fortress at Banja Luka , Bosnia
To the Vizier, Istanbul
Greetings of the Prophet be upon you and yours for ever!
Multifarious thanks for your recent letter and enclosed thoughts regarding the situation in Europa. I am gathering unto myself our men in the area, the Spahis arrived yesterday and 6 Orta of Janissaries arrived footsore and hungry shortly after noon today. Our Bosnian infantry are gathering in villages up and down the land. I will gather unto myself around 21000 souls within days . We await merely your word and that of the Sultan!
Vizier of Bosnia