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Wan-li: Year 40, Month 6, Day 9

7 Jul 1612

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The Ministry of War re-submitted a memorial by Zhang Ming-gang, the supreme commander of Guang-dong/ Guang-xi: "Jiao yi who were sailing the seas drifted into the inner territory. The impeached former Guang-dong Maritime Commandant Xia Shi-chang should be removed from his post and sent back to his guard. It is also requested that Imperial orders of severe castigation be sent to the Annam Commander Li Wei-xin requiring him to prohibit the various yi from sailing into the guarded areas as has occurred previously." An Imperial order was issued castigating Li Wei-xin, enquiring why he had allowed yi to repeatedly infringe the inner territory, and ordering that in future he strictly implement restraints so as to prevent them violating again.

Shen-zong: juan 496.5a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 118, page 9345/46

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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-40-month-6-day-9, accessed December 06, 2019