Kumagai 1

Description

Kantō migyōsho (Order from Kamakura)

[To] Kumagai Hikoshirō Naouji

Concerning  and the Kusunoki  Masashige, we are dispatching military forces in order to chastise. Forces were commended to advance last year, and splendidly they shall once again be dispatched. You shall display exemplary service, and lead forth your collaterals and relatives. It is commanded thus.

Shōkei 1 [1332], twelfth month, 9th day Uma no gon no kami (monogram) [Hōjō Shigetoki]

Governor of Sagami province (monogram)

Kumagai Hikoshirō dono

関東御教書

熊谷彦四郎直氏

大塔宮幷楠木兵衛尉正

成事為誅伐所差遣軍勢

也去年雖発向急可進発云々

殊以神妙引率庶子親類可抽

軍忠之状依仰執達如件

正慶元年十二月九日  右馬権頭 (花押)

相模守        (花押)

熊谷彦四郎殿

Prince Moriyoshi (1308–1335), the son of Emperor Go-Daigo
Aide of the Watch (Royall Tyler’s translation)