Jia-jing: Year 9, Month 8, Day 17
8 Sep 1530
The Ministry of Revenue re-submitted a memorial from Ou-yang Duo, the chief minister of the Nan-jing Court of Imperial Entertainment on two matters: ".....2. At the Feng-xian Hall in Nan-jing, every year one lamb is used in sacrifice while for the suburban altar sacrifices four sheep are used. Sheep thus indeed have to be raised in advance. As to the sheep to be sacrificed at the tomb of the king of the country of Bo-ni, there should be a proportional allotment for that purpose. However, there are now over 100 ewes and rams and the fodder grain expenses are incalculable. It is requested that the surplus sheep all be sold, with funds obtained going to the government. Agreements with those who shear and take the wool should be terminated." It was commanded that the matters be handled as proposed.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 76, page 2751/52