The whole text was written in Pali and read by monks or novices at the beginning of a Buddhist ceremony or festival, such as the Vessantara festival.
Folio 12 on the recto side: In Cula-sakkarat (CS) 1267, a hap sai year, on the eleventh day of the waxing moon of the ninth [lunar] month, the seventh day of the week (Saturday), at the time of the temple drum, the writing of this manuscript was finished. Xiang (Mr.) Duang and his wife were the principal initiators, together with their children and relatives, had the most ardent religious faith to sponsor the making of this manuscript entitled Sutta to support the Teachings of Gotama Buddha to last until the end of 5 thousand years. May all our wishes and desires be fulfilled. Sādhu sādhu anumodāmi nibbāna paccaya hotu no (Well done! We say amen. May this be a condition for us to reach Nirvana).