A report on nationwide town chronicles that were written between 1757 and 1765. It is a chronicle of geography, which includes 295 town chronicles, 17 provincial chronicles, and 1 garrison chronicle. It is a crucial piece of literature in understanding the overall local communities in the mid-eighteenth century as it contains town chronicles that were written in similar periods nationwide. Items pertaining to taxation such as offering tribute, borrowing grains, uniform land tax, equal taxation, and government salary are set up as separate categories. Figuring out and receiving exact tax is related to the control of local government and central finances, whose proportion of record in town chronicles grew since the mid-eighteenth century.