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Hong-wu: Year 4, Month 9, Day 28

5 Nov 1371

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The Ministry of Revenue reported that Korea and San-fo-qi had come to offer tribute, noting that the Korean ship had berthed at Tai-cang and that the ship from San-fo-qi had berthed at the port of Quan-zhou. The ministry requested permission to tax their goods. It was Imperially commanded that the goods not be taxed.

Tai-zu: juan 68.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1279

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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-4-month-9-day-28, accessed October 20, 2020