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Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 4, Day 16

22 May 1426

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Qi Xun, Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commissioner of the right, was demoted to a commoner. Initially, Xun had handled the supervision of prefectures and counties. However, he had employed people to make him boats and had purchased girls as his attendants. The Regional Inspecting Censor Shen Fu submitted an impeachment memorial against him and Xun was punished. While in prison, there was an amnesty and it was appropriate that he be restored to his post. The Ministry of Personnel advised of this. The Emperor said: "Although his crimes have been pardoned, how can a person who has been so corrupt and debauched be again given a post! Remove him."

Xuan-zong: juan 16.9b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 436

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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/xuan-de/year-1-month-4-day-16, accessed November 17, 2019