Concerning the state 1 of your esteemed swelling, Saemon-no-suke has been dispatched.
Recently Ōtomo Shintarō [Sōrin] has presented [our lord] with a scroll on gunpowder.
Please deign to have a look 2 at it; this is a great honor.
As for further thoughts from the shogun, Teruuji shall speak to you in detail.
[Second Year of Eiroku] Sixth month, twenty-ninth day [Ōdachi] Harumitsu