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Hong-wu: Year 31, Month 2, Day 23

11 Mar 1398

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The Xi-ping Marquis Mu Chun memorialized: "Dao Gan-meng of Lu-chuan has requested permission to offer tribute." He also noted: "Dao Gan-meng drove off the chieftain Si Lun-fa but, afraid that the Court would punish him, has now come to allegiance. Further, Hu-du of Si Lun-fa's tribe, has occupied Teng-chong and Nu-jiang, as well as Jing-dong, Yi-wai and Wei-yuan, and all these places have inclined to culture and allied themselves with the Court. Dao Gan-meng is afraid of being attacked and he wants to use the Court's might to repel Hu-du. His claimed desire to come and offer tribute should not, I fear, be too readily believed. The troops which we were ordered to assemble now await deployment." The Emperor sent a person to instruct Chun, saying: "The distant yi are indeed guileful and deceitful. However, I am leniently allowing the request to see if he will change. Those routes occupied by Hu-du you should pacify and instruct as the situations dictate. If Dao Gan-ming is being deceitful, you should make careful preparations and then punish him. Do not lose the opportunity."

Tai-zu: juan 256.3b-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 8, page 3700/01

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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://www.epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/hong-wu/year-31-month-2-day-23, accessed September 20, 2017