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Tian-qi: Year 5, Month 4, Day 26

31 May 1625

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The Supreme Commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi He Shi-jin reported in a memorial: "In recent times, the Hao-jing `bay yi' had strengthened their defences and acted wildly for a period. The civil and military officials adopted firm measures to provide defence against them. Now, the assistance provided by evil persons in the inner territory has been cut off and externally the yi have been awed and brought to submission. They are willing to dismantle the walls themselves and just leave one along the coast in order to guard against the 'red yi'." The memorial was sent to the Ministry of War.

Xi-zong: juan 58.31a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 131, page 2721

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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/tian-qi/year-5-month-4-day-26, accessed September 18, 2019