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Wan-li: Year 13, Month 4, Day 10

9 May 1585

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It was Imperially commanded that 100,000 liang of silver from the Ministry of Revenue in Nan-jing be sent to Yun-nan. The Regional Inspector Li Ting-yan had advised that the transport of grain rations in Yun-nan was very arduous, and that the transport of one shi of grain required three to four jin [of silver?]. Citing a precedent from the Zheng-tong reign (1436-49), when there was the expeditions against Lu-chuan, he requested assistance from neighbouring provinces. The ministry re-submitted the memorial with a request that the silver be supplied by the Nan-jing Ministry of Revenue, as at this time Hu-guang and Si-chuan were engaged in the extraction of timber.

Shen-zong: juan 160.2a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 103, page 2931/32

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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/wan-li/year-13-month-4-day-10, accessed November 17, 2019