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Wan-li: Year 19, Month Intercalary 3, Day 18

10 May 1591

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The Mang chieftain, who was in rebellion, pressed close to Yong-chang and Teng-chong, and thus the various provinces mustered troops. However, there was no way to arrange ration grain. Thus, the Grand Coordinator Wu Ding proposed: "A despatch should be sent to Si-chuan requiring it to swiftly forward 100,000 liang of silver from its treasury as relief. Another despatch should be sent to the Nan-jing Ministry of Revenue requiring it to provide 100,000 liang of silver. It is also requested that an investigation be carried out to determine whether or not the state farms have been opened up, whether the native troops are fully trained and whether or not the troops and civilians of the native offices are going to make contributions in their love of righteousness. Each aspect should be deliberated upon and then arrangements should be made." This was approved.

Shen-zong: juan 234.8b-9a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 106, page 4346/47

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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-19-month-intercalary-3-day-18, accessed October 20, 2019