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Xuan-de: Year 2, Month 3, Day 13

9 Apr 1427

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Zhou Xin, a battalion commander in the Auxiliary Palace Guard, memorialized: "I have been ordered to accompany the expedition to Jiao-zhi. My younger brother works as an artisan for the government. However, our parents, who are both 85 years old, have no other sons." The Emperor ordered the Auxiliary Ministry of Works to exempt the younger brother from his work, so that he could devote himself to caring for his parents.

Xuan-zong: juan 26.5b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 680

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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-2-month-3-day-13-0, accessed October 30, 2020