Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money "Tell Ahu-kinum:

Immediately after you left for the trip, Imgur-Sin arrived here and claimed: "He owes me one-third of a mina of silver.' He took your wife and your daughter as pledges. Come back before your wife and your daughter die from the work of constantly grinding barley while in detention. Please, get your wife and your daughter out of this."

-- Letter of Awil-Amurrim, Old Babylonian period