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Cheng-hua: Year 14, Month 9, Day 27

22 Oct 1478

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The Eunuch Director Qian Neng, grand defender of Yun-nan, requested Imperial grace in pardoning the crimes of the Guard Commanders Jiang He and Li Xiang. The request was granted. Previously, in Yun-nan, Neng had sent these persons several times as envoys to Meng-mi and other places to extort gold, precious stones and other goods. This was memorialized on by Censor-in-Chief Wang Shu, grand coordinator of Yun-nan, and officials were ordered to investigate the facts. The Emperor pardoned Neng's crimes and halted the punishment of nine of his subordinates. However, as He and Xiang had been particularly presumptuous, had hidden and had refused to submit to arrest, it was Imperially ordered that the regional inspecting censor thoroughly investigate them. At this time, Neng again sought pardon for the two men, claiming that they had been falsely accused by Shu and the others. Finally, his memorial was approved.

Xian-zong: juan 182.7b-8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 46, page 3292/93

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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/cheng-hua/year-14-month-9-day-27, accessed July 17, 2020