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Cheng-hua: Year 5, Month 8, Day 29

4 Oct 1469

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Li Hao, the king of the country of Annam, memorialized that Cen Zu-de, a native official from Zhen-an Prefecture in Guang-xi and Huang Jing-nan, a village elder (里老) from Qin Subprefecture in Guang-dong, and others, had crossed the border and engaged in aggression and disturbance. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of War which deliberated upon it. The Minister of War Bai Gui and others held: "As that country has, without cause, assembled troops to seize the border areas of Ping-xiang County in Guang-xi, and has allowed people to cross the seas to steal from the pearl-beds, the present memorial is probably a false claim to conceal the king's own crimes. It is requested that the grand defenders, regional commanders and grand coordinators of Guang-dong and Guang-xi be ordered to examine and handle the matter. Also, Imperial orders should be sent to the king of the country requiring him to observe the law, protect his territory and not allow troubles to occur through the tolerating of evil." This was approved.

Xian-zong: juan 70.6a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 42, page 1385/86

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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-5-month-8-day-29, accessed November 17, 2019