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Xuan-de: Year 5, Month 3, Day 29

21 Apr 1430

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The Ping-jiang Earl Chen Xuan spoke on four matters in respect of the transport of grain: "The government troops of the Nan-jing and Zhi-li Guards who are used for transporting grain have, for successive years, been taken to go to the Western Ocean and on expedition to Jiao-zhi. Also, a total of 20,000 men have been transferred to Bei-jing. In addition, many of the Imperial troops of the Naval Right Guard and other guards have been chosen to go to the Western Ocean this year..."

Xuan-zong: juan 64.13b-14a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 19, page 1524/25

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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-5-month-3-day-29, accessed November 17, 2019