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Hong-wu: Year 20, Month 11, Day 15 (25 Dec 1387)
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It was ordered that A Lei and others, a total of three persons, who were Luo-luo students in the Directorate of Education, return to see their families. The Emperor said: "Very few of the man and yi are aware of propriety and righteousness. That some have been able to send their sons to study is an indication of their inclination towards righteousness. Now, A Lei and so on have been long in the Directorate. They should be ordered to return home to instruct their younger brothers in propriety and righteousness." Thus, they were richly conferred and sent home.
Tai-zu: juan 187.2a Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 7, page 2799
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