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Tian-shun: Year 5, Month 2, Day 10

21 Mar 1461

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Yin Min, the assistant commissioner of the left in the Office of Transmission; Wang Yu, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Rites; and Chai Sheng, the eunuch director of the Directorate of Ceremonial memorialized: "Recently, we were ordered to take a proclamation and orders of enfeoffment to the country of Annam and to enfeoff [Li] Cong, the eldest son of the deceased king Li Lin, as the king of the country. When we came to Heng Subprefecture in Guang-xi, we learned through investigation that Cong had killed the previous king Li Jun and then falsely stated that Jun had died while swimming in a lake. He then improperly requested that he be enfeoffed. The people of the country would not serve him and they had Lin's second son [Li] Hao take on the handling of state affairs. Cong has since committed suicide. It is appropriate that we should return." The Emperor said: "Yin Min and Wang Yu are to be instructed to return to the capital. Chai Sheng is to be instructed to send the goods they are carrying to the Nan-jing Treasury and to wait there for further orders."

Ying-zong: juan 325.1b-2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 37, page 6714/15

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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/tian-shun/year-5-month-2-day-10, accessed November 17, 2019