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Yong-le: Year 14, Month 9, Day 11

1 Oct 1416

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It was ordered that Tian Sheng be appointed as the commander of the Long-qing Guard. Sheng was the son of the deceased Assistant Commander [Tian] Zhen. Formerly, Zhen had been the assistant commander of the Long-qing Guard and he accompanied the expedition to Jiao-zhi. He was promoted to assistant commissioner but subsequently died. It was appropriate that Sheng inherit a position of assistant commander. However, as Zhen had realized many achievements in accompanying the expedition to Jiao-zhi, the Emperor especially ordered that Sheng be appointed as guard commander, and that paper money be conferred upon him.

Tai-zong: juan 180.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1956

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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-14-month-9-day-11-0, accessed October 23, 2019