An edict (kudashibumi) by the Household Chancellery (mandokoro ) of the former Minister of the Left (sadaijin ) (Kujō Yoshihira), fifth month of the second year of Tenpuku (1234).
Order from the Household Chancellery of the former Minister of the Left
In accordance with the Kamakura orders, it is truly urgent to stop Saemon no jō Kaneshige’s willful management. He should be a manager (gesu) should as before and stop administrating Tannowa estate under the name of jitō. Attached is one Kamakura order.
Concerning the aforementioned two Kantō order submitted by Kaneshige, the status of his managerial right (gesu shiki) is clear. He used cunning artifice to disorderly assert that he himself was a jitō, and, during every year, appropriated significant proprietary taxes, and levied other taxes, including surtaxes, new grant field (taxes), and jitō entertainment expenses.
Those offenses are great in number. These extreme examples are of the most unparalleled evil. Kamakura has adjudicated in accordance with reasonableness (dōri). With haste, in accordance with this document, and precedent, the proper rights of the gesu should be upheld, and there should not be any meddling in estate affairs. The order is thus. The state administrators and commoners must take note and understand this. Do not be remiss. Wherefore, this order.
The twentieth day of the fifth month of the second year of Tenpuku (1234).
Koremune, Middle Inspector of the Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office
Supervising Audit officer, Assistant Director Fujiwara Ason