Cheng-hua: Year 3, Month 12, Day 20
15 Jan 1468
It was proclaimed that the officials of all subprefectures, counties and chief's offices in Yun-nan were exempted from coming for audiences at Court. All senior officials of prefectures with public duties to attend to were also exempted. At this time, Yun-nan had suffered repeated years of natural calamities and armies had been raised on several occasions. The defence officials advised of this and accordingly this order was issued.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 41, page 1007