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Hong-wu: Year 20, Month 8, Day 19

1 Oct 1387

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Sun Mao, an assistant commissioner-in-chief in the Right Military Commission, was sent with 32,000 ding of paper money to proceed to Si-chuan to buy 10,000 head of ploughing buffalo. At this time, there was to be an expedition against the Bai-yi. The cattle were to be purchased as it was intended to first send troops to Yun-nan to set up state farms (屯田) and prepare grain stores.

Tai-zu: juan 184.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 7, page 2768

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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-20-month-8-day-19, accessed October 30, 2020