建長元年十月 日 院司法師珍清
Letter of appointment to the position of Estate Secretary (kumon ) of Tannowa Estate on a certain day of the tenth month of the first year of Kenchō (1249).
Order from the Chancellery of His Holiness’s Supervisory subtemple (kengyōhōinbō) at Seion’in
Regarding the set appointment to the position of Estate Secretary of Tannowa Estate, Izumi Province
Of Gyōbunosuke Tachibana Shigemoto
Concerning the aforementioned, this person shall, as before, be appointed to the office of Estate Secretary (kumon). He shall levy taxes ranging from the significant agricultural tax to miscellaneous dues, both large and small in accordance with precedent, and in a diligent manner. Shigemoto is a person who has hereditarily been transmitted the office of Secretary. Nevertheless, as he has not been negligent in any way, it is most improper for him to be dispossessed of this office. There is precedent (senrei) and unwritten custom (bōrei) for the proprietor (honke) having administrative control over estate offices. Nevertheless, concerning Shigemoto, he shall expeditiously be granted the office of estate secretary (kumon) as before. The order is thus. The state administrators and commoners must take note and understand this. Do not be remiss. Wherefore, this order.
Tenth month of the first year of Kenchō (1249) Inshihosshi Chinsei
Bettō Hōgan oshō-i (monogram)