Letter of appointment to the position of Estate Secretary (kumon )1 of Tannowa Estate, second month, fifteenth day of the third year of Katei (1237).
Order from the Household Chancellery to Tannowa Estate
Regarding the appointment to the position of Estate Secretary (kumon) of Tachibana no Shigemoto
Concerning the aforementioned, as the holder of this position, your role is to levy taxes ranging from agricultural tax to miscellaneous dues, both large and small, in compliance with precedents and in a diligent manner. So it has been commanded. As a consequence, commoner estate officials are to acknowledge the above and to behave accordingly. Therefore, this order.
Third year of Katei (1237), Second month, Fifteenth day
Fujiwara, Secretary in the Palace Repairs Office (monogram)
1. The kumon was the official who created documents at the estate and thus was a crucial local administrator.