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Xuan-de: Year 4, Month 6, Day 25

26 Jul 1429

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Guo Zi, the Grand Preceptor of the Heir Apparent and controller of the affairs of the Auxiliary Ministry of Revenue, and others, memorialized their deliberations on appropriate arrangements for water transport of grain to the capital....They also said that many of the government troops who had been engaged in grain transport had been sent to engage in construction or were sent to the Western Ocean and that those soldiers who had been sent by the various guards to replace them were all old and weak.

Xuan-zong: juan 55.7b-8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 19, page 1320/21

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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-4-month-6-day-25, accessed October 30, 2020