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Yong-le: Year 19, Month 1, Day 13

14 Feb 1421

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The Minister of Rites Lu Zhen memorialized: "When the man and yi come to Court, they are rewarded as follows: One hundred and fifty ding of paper money, one piece of brocade and three biao-li of ramie-silk are conferred upon those of the third and fourth grades; One hundred and twenty ding of paper money and three biao-li of ramie-silk are conferred upon those of the fifth grade; Ninety ding of paper money and two biao-li of ramie-silk are conferred upon those of the sixth and seventh grades; Eighty ding of paper money and one (Alt: two) biao-li of ramie-silk are conferred upon those of the eighth and ninth grades; Sixty ding of paper money and one biao-li of ramie-silk are conferred upon those who are not graded." The Emperor said: "In ruling the yi in the four directions, the Court should treat them with grace. In future, all those who come to Court are to be rewarded in accordance with their grade, but it will not be considered excessive if amounts in excess of those stated are conferred upon them."

Tai-zong: juan 233.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2249

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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-19-month-1-day-13, accessed October 23, 2019