Kumagai 2

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Translation

Retained by Noyori Hikoroku.

As I was ordered to chastise Prince Otonomiya and Kusunoki hype no jo Masashige, I Kumagai Koshiro Natsune mobilized and led my family: Heiji Naouji, Rokuro Naotomo, Goroshiro Naokazu, and left for the Kusunoki castle. From the 25th day of the past second month to the 28th day, we fought at the main gate and first filled a trench of the castle with rocks and mud. A witness’s account reveals that we performed outstanding, diligent service from early in the morning to late at night. Moreover, witness accounts attest to the fact that I brought my family, and left for Chiba castle on the 5th day of the second month this year. We fought in the trenches around the main gate and built a tower. Several witness accounts also make clear that we diligently served all night long. Please announce the above.

Respectfully.

The Second Year of Shokei (1333), Second Month, Eighth Day

Taira Naotsune

Submitted to the Battle Administrators

熊谷直經着到状案

(端裏書)
「千葉城着到案文 」

野依ノ彦六殿取置

爲誅伐大塔宮幷楠木兵衛尉正成可馳参

之由被仰下候之間熊谷小四郎直經召具

一族平次直氏六郎直朝五郎四郎直員

罷向楠木城郭

等自去二月廿五日迄于同廿八日於大手木

戸口相戦以数十枚盾土石㝡初埋堀抽夙

夜之忠懃候之状證人分明候将又同召具

彼一族等閏二月五日馳向千葉城於大手

堀鰭相戦搆矢倉致終夜之忠懃候之状

又以證人數輩分明候以此旨可有御

披露候恐惶謹言

正慶二年閏二月八日     平直經

進上 御奉行所