Cheng-hua: Year 21, Month 12, Day 3
8 Jan 1486
Li Meng-yang, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Rites, was promoted to Chief Supervising Secretary of that office. Previously, Meng-yang had been sent as an envoy to Champa. On the way, he remained in Guang-dong on account of illness. He requested permission to shift inland for medical treatment and to await notification before proceeding to Champa. However, he then noted that the nine years in his post were almost completed, implying that he did not want to go. It was ordered that he remain in Guang-dong. At this time, his nine years in the post were completed and the Ministry of Personnel advised. This order was accordingly issued.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 50, page 4597