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Cheng-hua: Year 15, Month 10, Day 6

20 Oct 1479

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Zhang Hai, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Revenue, and others, memorialized of five matters relating to disasters and portents: "....In recent years, pirates have been attacking and pillaging the Fu-jian region and Jiao-zhi has repeatedly transgressed across the Yun-nan borders. There is a lack of grand coordinators. Prior to additional establishment, it is requested that, as a provisional measure, a senior official be sent to Fu-jian as a patrolling inspector and that a censor-in-chief be sent to Yun-nan as grand coordinator....." The Emperor replied, saying: ".... There is no need for a patrolling inspector in Fu-jian or a grand coordinator in Yun-nan."

Xian-zong: juan 195.2b-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 47, page 3438/41

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/cheng-hua/year-15-month-10-day-6, accessed January 21, 2021