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Hong-wu: Year 19, Month 1, Day 5

4 Feb 1386

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The Yun-nan Administration Commissioner of the Left Zhang Dan memorialized: "Under the old precedents, merchants brought rice to Jin-chi and for every dou, they were given one yin of salt. This was allowed to ensure grain supplies. Thus the merchants collected there and the supplies were more than sufficient. Later, officials did not allow the transport of grain and the merchants rarely went there. Thus, the troops now have no means of ration supply. It is requested that the old system be followed." This was approved.

Tai-zu: juan 177.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 6, page 2677

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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/hong-wu/year-19-month-1-day-5, accessed October 30, 2020