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Yong-le: Year 13, Month 7, Day 24

28 Aug 1415

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It was ordered that Zhen, the son of Mao Zhong, the deceased vice commissioner in the Central Metropolis Regency Guard, inherit his father's position as commander of the Feng-yang Right Guard. Zhong had accompanied the expedition to Jiao-zhi and had shown great bravery in being first on the walls and in defeating the bandits. Subsequently, he died on military duty. Zhen should have inherited a position of battalion commander. However, as a reward for Zhong's achievements, the Emperor decided to specially promote him. In addition, a suit of clothing made from silk gauze and 400 ding of paper money were conferred upon Zhen.

Tai-zong: juan 166.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1861

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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/yong-le/year-13-month-7-day-24, accessed October 17, 2019