Prince Moriyoshi here praises Mikita Sukeyasu for joining his cause on the twenty-eighth day of the fourth month. This documents is of a format reserved for imperial princes, which were transmitted by the noble Shijō Takasada, who added his monogram. Moriyoshi is praising Sukeyasu for joining his cause and fighting in battle, and holds out the promise for rewards. The document is addressed to the ‘residence’ of the Mikita, showing that Moriyoshi also mobilized warriors according to their house.
[tag] Sa no ShōshōSukeyasu, the son of the Mikita Shūri-no-suke Sukeie, a gokenin of Izumi province, joined our forces, and repeatedly displayed his exemplary military service. This is most estimable. He shall be rewarded promptly.
This is the edict (ryōji) of Prince Moriyoshi. Therefore, it shall thus be conveyed.
Genkō 3 , fourth month, twenty-eighth day. Sa no Shōshō [Shijō Takasada] [monogram]
House of Mikita Shūri-no-suke
元弘三年四月廿八日 左少将 (花押)